sympiesometer

instrument for measuring pressure of a current

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  • Sympiesometer — Sym pi*e*som e*ter, n. [Gr. ? compression (fr. ? to press together; sy n with + ? to press, squeeze) + meter.] A sensitive kind of barometer, in which the pressure of the atmosphere, acting upon a liquid, as oil, in the lower portion of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sympiesometer — /sim pi i zomˈi tər or somˈ/ noun 1. A barometer with a gas instead of a vacuum 2. An instrument for measuring the pressure of a current ORIGIN: Gr sympiesis a pressing together, from syn with, piezein to press, and metron a measure …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sympiesometer — A sympiesometer is a compact and lightweight type of barometer that was widely used onboard ships in the 1800s. The sympiesometer consists of two parts. One is a traditional mercury thermometer that is needed to calculate the expansion or… …   Wikipedia

  • HMS Beagle — was a Cherokee class 10 gun brig sloop of the Royal Navy, named after the beagle, a breed of dog. She was launched on 11 May 1820 from the Woolwich Dockyard on the River Thames, at a cost of £7,803. In July of that year she took part in a fleet… …   Wikipedia

  • Aneroid barometer — Barometer Ba*rom e*ter, n. [Gr. ba ros weight + meter: cf. F. barom[ e]tre.] An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the probable changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barometer — Ba*rom e*ter, n. [Gr. ba ros weight + meter: cf. F. barom[ e]tre.] An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the probable changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any ascent.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marine barometer — Barometer Ba*rom e*ter, n. [Gr. ba ros weight + meter: cf. F. barom[ e]tre.] An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the probable changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mountain barometer — Barometer Ba*rom e*ter, n. [Gr. ba ros weight + meter: cf. F. barom[ e]tre.] An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the probable changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Siphon barometer — Barometer Ba*rom e*ter, n. [Gr. ba ros weight + meter: cf. F. barom[ e]tre.] An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the probable changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wheel barometer — Barometer Ba*rom e*ter, n. [Gr. ba ros weight + meter: cf. F. barom[ e]tre.] An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the probable changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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