Definition of Baroscope

1. n. Any instrument showing the changes in the weight of the atmosphere; also, less appropriately, any instrument that indicates or foreshadows changes of the weather, as a deep vial of liquid holding in suspension some substance which rises and falls with atmospheric changes.



Definition of Baroscope

1. Noun. barometer ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Baroscope

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Baroscope

1. Any instrument showing the changes in the weight of the atmosphere; also, less appropriately, any instrument that indicates -or foreshadows changes of the weather, as a deep vial of liquid holding in suspension some substance which rises and falls with atmospheric changes. Origin: Gr. Weight + -scope: cf. F. Baroscope. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Baroscope

baroque pearl
baroque pearls
baroque piety
baroquely
baroqueness
baroques
baroquey
baroreceptor
baroreceptor nerve
baroreceptors
baroreflex
baroreflexes
barosaur
barosaurs
barosaurus
baroscope (current term)
baroscopes
baroscopic
baroscopical
barosinusitis
barosphere
barostat
barostats
baroswitch
baroswitches
barotaxis
barotitis
barotitis externa
barotitis media
barotolerant

Literary usage of Baroscope

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by Augustin Privat-Deschanel (1893)
"The baroscope.—The .principle of Archimedes, explained in Chap. XIII., applies to all fluids, ... This principle is illustrated by the baroscope (Fig. 150). ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1903)
"Soon after the year 1665 the words " baroscope " and " barometer " came into general use in England, but the individual to whom the credit belongs for ..."

3. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1839)
"The subject of Mr. JT Cooper s lecture was the instrument invented by him for measuring altitudes, and which he terms the " baroscope. ..."

4. Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers edited by Sholto Percy, Perry Fairfax Nursey (1839)
"The subject of Mr. JT Cooper s lecture was the instrument invented by him for measuring altitudes, and which he terms the " baroscope. ..."

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