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aneroid barometer:see barometerbarometer
, instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure. It was invented in 1643 by the Italian scientist Evangelista Torricelli, who used a column of water in a tube 34 ft (10.4 m) long.
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aneroid barometer[′an·ə‚rȯid bə′räm·əd·ər]
A barometer which utilizes an aneroid capsule. Also known as aneroid.
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An instrument that measures the atmospheric pressure. It consists of a cylindrical vacuum chamber with corrugated tops and sides. A system of springs within the chamber prevents the chamber from collapsing as a result of outside air pressure. A pointer through a suitable gearing indicates the expansion and contraction of the aneroid, according to the atmospheric pressure. Also known as a siphon chamber.
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a device for measuring atmospheric pressure without the use of fluids. It consists of a partially evacuated metal chamber, the thin corrugated lid of which is displaced by variations in the external air pressure. This displacement is magnified by levers and made to operate a pointer
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