Hydroscope Hy"dro*scope, n. [Hydro-, 1 + -scope.] 1. An instrument designed to mark the presence of water, especially in air. --Weale. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of water clock, used anciently for measuring time, the water tricking from an orifice at the end of a graduated tube.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hydroscope — ⇒HYDROSCOPE, subst. masc. Personne qui pratique l hydroscopie. Guidé par un instinct particulier aux montagnards, aux hydroscopes, il « sentit » ce torrent à travers le roc, mais certainement il n avait point vu le précieux liquide (VERNE, Voy.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hydroscope — [hī′drə skōp΄] n. [ HYDRO + SCOPE] a device like a periscope, for viewing things at some distance below the surface of water …   English World dictionary

  • Hydroscope — The word hydroscope is used to mean any of several instruments related to water. One kind is an instrument for seeing below the surface of water, such as a long tube fitted with various lenses so arranged that objects lying at the bottom can be… …   Wikipedia

  • HYDROSCOPE — s. m. Celui que l on suppose avoir la faculté de sentir les émanations des eaux souterraines …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • HYDROSCOPE — n. m. T. didactique Celui qui pratique l’hydroscopie …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • hydroscope — hydroscopic /huy dreuh skop ik/, hydroscopical, adj. hydroscopicity /huy dreuh skoh pis i tee/, n. /huy dreuh skohp /, n. an optical device for viewing objects below the surface of water. [1670 80; HYDRO 1 + SCOPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydroscope — noun A device for viewing objects below the surface of the water …   Wiktionary

  • hydroscope — (i dro sko p ) s. m. 1°   Celui qui pratique l art de rechercher les sources, les eaux souterraines. 2°   Particulièrement. Celui que l on suppose avoir la faculté de sentir les émanations des eaux souterraines. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Terme dérivé de deux …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • hydroscope — instrument for viewing under water Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hydroscope — hy·dro·scope …   English syllables

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