Definition of Aneroid

1. Noun. A barometer that measures pressure without using fluids.

Exact synonyms: Aneroid Barometer
Group relationships: Altimeter
Generic synonyms: Barometer

2. Adjective. Containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquid. "Aneroid barometer"

Definition of Aneroid

1. a. Containing no liquid; -- said of a kind of barometer.

2. n. An aneroid barometer.

Definition of Aneroid

1. Adjective. Not using or containing fluid ¹

2. Noun. An aneroid barometer ¹

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Definition of Aneroid

1. a type of barometer [n -S] - See also: barometer

Medical Definition of Aneroid

1. Containing no liquid; said of kind of barometer. Aneroid barometer, a barometer the action of which depends on the varying pressure of the atmosphere upon the elastic top of a metallic box (shaped like a watch) from which the air has been exhausted. An index shows the variation of pressure. Origin: Gr. Priv. + wet, moist: cf. F. Aneroide. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aneroid

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Literary usage of Aneroid

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"The ordinary aneroid is well known as being a very inaccurate instrument at high ... In Appendix С (' Comparisons of the aneroid against the Mercurial ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1868)
"In judging of the value of an instrument, such as an aneroid, ... An aneroid may differ from a standard barometer nt the ordinary pressure, and to a greater ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1857)
"Observations with the aneroid Métallique and Thermometer, during a Tour ... During a recent tour through Palestine, I carried an aneroid Métallique,and ..."

4. Laboratory Physics: A Students Manual for Colleges and Scientific Schools by Dayton Clarence Miller (1903)
"ERRORS OF AN aneroid WITH AN AIR PUMP Find the corrections to an aneroid barometer for each ... The aneroid barometer has the advantage of portability, ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"The aneroid should be handled carefully in order to avoid disturbing the ... Experience in using the aneroid indicates that as accurate results may be ..."

6. Topographic Instructions of the United States Geological Survey by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1913)
"Adjustment of aneroid elevations should be made daily and the contours altered to ... USE OF aneroid. In certain classes of work in various parts of the ..."

7. Field Engineering: A Handbook of the Theory and Practice of Railway by William Henry Searles, Howard Chapin Ives (1919)
"The error having been determined for any aneroid, it should be applied, ... In order that they may apply to the aneroid, it is necessary that the latter ..."

8. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (1902)
"Field Practice with the aneroid Barometer. BY PROFESSOR WC KERNOT, MA, ... For example, a certain aneroid tested at the University gave at one part of its ..."

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