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/bəˈrämitər/,
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barometers, plural;
  1. An instrument measuring atmospheric pressure, used esp. in forecasting the weather and determining altitude

  2. Something that reflects changes in circumstances or opinions
    • - furniture is a barometer of changing tastes

  1. an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
  2. (barometric) relating to atmospheric pressure or indicated by a barometer; "barometric pressure"
  3. (Barometers) The barometer was invented and came into use during the seventeenth century and until the introduction of the modern 'Aneroid' type it consisted of a tube of mercury standing in a cup of the same metal. ...
  4. An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure, usually measured in inches of mercury or millibars. Inches of mercury are used because some barometers use the height of mercury in a sealed tube as a measuring device.
  5. To see a barometer in a dream, foretells a change will soon take place in your affairs, which will prove profitable to you. If it is broken, you will find displeasing incidents in your business, arising unexpectedly.
  6. An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure. Two examples are the aneroid barometer and the mercurial barometer.
  7. Instrument for registering atmospheric pressure and forecasting weather conditions, first made in the late 17thC. See ANEROID, ANGLE, FITZROY, STICK and WHEEL BAROMETERS.
  8. An instrument for determining the pressure of the atmosphere
  9. A Barometer is a measuring instrument for determination (display) of air pressure, and is used in a variety of different forms and types mostly in the field of meteorology
  10. an ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
  11. Measures air pressure every 2 hours to show trends.  This graphs the last several hours of information to predict weather.  A rising graph generally means good weather; barometer falling generally means bad weather
  12. (1) WEATHER TEMPERATURE, that is, (2h)[W], POs ><, FOs up, are in contact at the thumbs and maintain contact while twisting, then (2h)[1], DH, PO down, rubs up and down against ND, PO away. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - barometer. ...
  13. is the economic and market data used for determining general trends; for example, the unemployment rate, interest rates, consumption rates and number of construction startups
  14. Skipper displaying his uncanny ability to accurately predict the weather and forecast it through mystifying mood shifts.
  15. your son/nephew/co-worker gave you one a few years ago, that hangs on the living room wall.  Having a barometer is a New Hampshire tradition, even if they only look at it twice a year, nod and say “its dropping, thats bad.”
  16. An instrument that measures the air pressure of the atmosphere. Differences in air pressure are responsible for wind and weather patterns, and low pressure is generally associated with storms.
  17. barometer, pestanpêw