Brontometer
Brontometer Bron*tom"e*ter, n. [Gr. ? thunder + -meter.] (Meteor.) An instrument for noting or recording phenomena attendant on thunderstorms. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Brontometer — Bron|to|me|ter das; s, <zu 1↑...meter> (veraltet) Instrument zur Messung der Elektrizität beim Gewitter …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • brontometer — bron·tom·e·ter …   English syllables

  • brontometer — brän.ˈtäməd.ə(r) noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary bront + meter; probably originally formed as French brontomètre : an instrument for recording the phenomena of thunderstorms (as times of occurrence, frequency, and intensity of …   Useful english dictionary

  • bron|to|graph — «BRON tuh graf, grahf», noun. 1. = brontometer. (Cf. ↑brontometer) 2. the tracing or record produced by a brontometer. ╂[< Greek bront thunder] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brontograph — Bron to*graph, n. [Gr. ? thunder + graph.] (Meteor.) (a) A tracing or chart showing the phenomena attendant on thunderstorms. (b) An instrument for making such tracings, as a recording brontometer. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bronteum — Bronteum, aus dem griech., Donnermaschine auf dem Theater; Brontologie. Gewitterlehre; Brontometer, Instrument. die Gewalt des Blitzes zu messen; Brontophobie. Gewitterfurcht …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Brontophobia — An abnormal and persistent fear of thunder that causes undue anxiety even though sufferers realize that thunder itself poses no threat to them. When outdoors during a thunderstorm, they may suffer excessive anxiety. When indoors, they may hide… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fear of thunder — An abnormal and persistent fear of thunder that causes undue anxiety even though sufferers realize that thunder itself poses no threat to them. When outdoors during a thunderstorm, they may suffer excessive anxiety. When indoors, they may hide… …   Medical dictionary

  • brontology —   n. study of thunder.    ♦ brontometer, n. brontograph …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bront- — combining form or bronto Etymology: Greek, from brontē; akin to Greek bremein to roar, bromos loud noise : thunder brontide …   Useful english dictionary

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