Definition of Mercury barometer

1. Noun. Barometer that shows pressure by the height of a column of mercury.

Generic synonyms: Barometer



Definition of Mercury barometer

1. Noun. A barometer which indicates the atmospheric pressure by measuring the height of a column of mercury in a vertical, evacuated tube. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mercury Barometer

mercuroan
mercurochrome
mercurocuprate
mercurocuprates
mercurophen
mercurophylline sodium
mercurous
mercurous chloride
mercurous iodide
mercury
mercury-vapor lamp
mercury-vapour lamp
mercury arc
mercury barometer (current term)
mercury bichloride
mercury biniodide
mercury cell
mercury chloride
mercury compounds
mercury deutoiodide
mercury fulminate
mercury isotopes
mercury poisoning
mercury protoiodide
mercury radioisotopes
mercury subsalicylate
mercury thermometer
mercury vapor lamp

Literary usage of Mercury barometer

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1. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"THE mercury barometer. — The mercury barometer (Fig. 43) consists of a glass tube G, a little over 30 inches long, which contains a column of mercury. ..."

2. Practical Physics by Richard Glazebrook, W. N. Shaw (1893)
"... free surface of ihe mercury, hence the pressure of the atmosphere = 981 x 13-596 (l -.00018 x 15) x 75-5 dynes per sq. cm. 24. The mercury barometer. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1898)
"At regular intervals of about 20 minutes a careful reading of both barometers is taken, the mercury barometer being left untouched with the case shut ..."

4. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"Two types of altimeters In general use, for determining the altitude, are the mercury barometer and the Aneroid Barometer. mercury barometer, tig. ..."

5. Elements of General Science: Laboratory Problems by Otis William Caldwell, William Lewis Eikenberry, Earl R. Glenn (1920)
"... THE mercury barometer (1-5) The problem. It is important to know the air pressure when ascending mountains or making flights in balloons or airplanes, ..."

6. Practical Physics by Richard Glazebrook, Napier Shaw (1894)
"... free surface of ihe mercury, hence the pressure of the atmosphere = 981 x 13-596 (l -.00018 x 15) x 75-5 dynes per sq. cm. 24. The mercury barometer. ..."

7. A Text-book of Physics: Including a Collection of Examples and Questions by William Watson (1920)
"The cross-section of the tube of a mercury barometer is I square centimetre ... A mercury barometer has a brass scale which is correct at o° C. What will be ..."

8. Elements of Hydraulics by Stephen Elmer Slocum (1917)
"mercury barometer.—If mercury is used instead of water, since the specific ... which is accordingly the approximate height of an ordinary mercury barometer. ..."

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