Barometer
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Barometer

An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.

Barometer

An instrument that measures atmospheric pressure. The two most common barometers are the mercury barometer and the aneroid barometer.

Barometer

An instrument for measuring the pressure of the atmosphere. The two principal types are the mercurial and the aneroid.

Barometer
"barometer": an instrument for measuring air pressure
Barometer
"barometer": an instrument for measuring air pressure
Barometer

An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure. A standard mercury barometer has a glass column about 30 inches long, closed at one end, with a mercury-filled reservoir. Mercury in the tube adjusts until the weight of the mercury column balances the atmospheric force exerted on the reservoir. High atmospheric pressure forces the mercury higher in the column. Low pressure allows the mercury to drop to a lower level in the column. An aneroid barometer uses a small, flexible metal box called an aneroid cell. The box is tightly sealed after some of the air is removed, so that small changes in external air pressure cause the cell to expand or contract.

Barometer

An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.

Two types of barometers are commonly used in meteorology: the mercury barometer and the aneroid barometer.

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