Baroscope
Baroscope Bar"o*scope (b[a^]r"[-o]*sk[=o]p), n. [Gr. ba`ros weight + -scope: cf. F. baroscope.] Any instrument showing the changes in the weight of the atmosphere; also, less appropriately, any instrument that indicates or foreshadows changes of the weather, as a deep vial of liquid holding in suspension some substance which rises and falls with atmospheric changes. [1913 Webster]

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  • baroscope — [ barɔskɔp ] n. m. • 1850; de baro et scope ♦ Phys. Manomètre constitué d un tube en U dont une des branches est ouverte dans l atmosphère, permettant de mesurer une pression par sa différence avec la pression atmosphérique. baroscope [baʀɔskɔp]… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • baroscope — [bar′ə skōp΄] n. [ BARO + SCOPE] an instrument for indicating changes in atmospheric pressure baroscopic [bar′əskäp′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • baroscope — baroskopas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Atmosferos slėgio kitimo matuoklis. atitikmenys: angl. baroscope; open end manometer vok. Baroskop, n rus. бароскоп, m pranc. baroscope, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • baroscope — baroskopas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Įtaisas kūno išstumto oro svorio ir daikto svorio nuostolio ore lygybei demonstruoti. atitikmenys: angl. baroscope vok. Baroskop, n rus. бароскоп, m pranc. baroscope, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • baroscope — baroscopic /bar euh skop ik/, baroscopical, adj. /bar euh skohp /, n. an instrument showing roughly the variations in atmospheric pressure. [1655 65; BARO + SCOPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • baroscope — noun barometer Syn: barometer …   Wiktionary

  • baroscope — An instrument measuring changes in atmospheric pressure. * * * baro·scope bar ə .skōp n an apparatus for showing that the loss of weight of an object in air equals the weight of the air displaced by it …   Medical dictionary

  • baroscope — (ba ro sko p ) s. m. Terme de physique. Instrument servant à démontrer la poussée verticale de l air et le principe d Archimède appliqué aux fluides élastiques. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Termes grecs signifiant pesanteur et examiner …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • baroscope — weather glass Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • baroscope — n. instrument that shows differences in air pressure and density …   English contemporary dictionary

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