statoscope
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1900 a sensitive aneroid barometer for recording small changes in atmospheric pressure; especially one used for indicating small changes in the altitude of an aircraft

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  • statoscope — [statɔskɔp] n. m. ÉTYM. 1889, cit.; de stato , et scope. ❖ ♦ Techn., sc. Instrument fondé sur le principe du baromètre différentiel, utilisé à bord des avions (des aérostats, etc.) pour déterminer les variations d altitude. 0 Nous avons aussi… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • statoscope — [stat′ə skōp΄] n. [< Gr statos, standing (see STATOCYST) + SCOPE] 1. a highly sensitive aneroid barometer 2. such a barometer adapted for use as an altimeter to indicate slight variations in the altitude of an aircraft …   English World dictionary

  • statoscope — /stat euh skohp /, n. 1. an aneroid barometer for registering minute variations of atmospheric pressure. 2. Aeron. an instrument for detecting a small rate of rise or fall of an aircraft. [1895 1900; stato (see STATOBLAST) + SCOPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • statoscope — noun An instrument used for indicating or recording small changes in barometric pressure or in the altitude of an aircraft …   Wiktionary

  • statoscope — instrument for measuring small changes in atmospheric pressure Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • statoscope — stato·scope …   English syllables

  • statoscope — stat•o•scope [[t]ˈstæt əˌskoʊp[/t]] n. 1) mer an aneroid barometer for registering minute variations of atmospheric pressure 2) aer. an instrument for detecting a small rate of rise or fall of an aircraft • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • statoscope — /ˈstætəskoʊp/ (say statuhskohp) noun 1. Physics a form of aneroid barometer for registering minute variations of atmospheric pressure. 2. Aeronautics an instrument for detecting a small rate of rise or fall of an aircraft. {Greek stato(s)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • statoscope —   n. kind of aneroid barometer recording minute barometric changes …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • statoscope — n. an aneroid barometer used to show minute variations of pressure, esp. to indicate the altitude of an aircraft. Etymology: Gk statos fixed f. sta stand + SCOPE …   Useful english dictionary

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