barometer

(redirected from Barometers)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.

barometer

Medspeak
A poetic alternative to prognosticator
 
Meteorology
An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ba·rom·e·ter

(băr-om'ĕ-tĕr)
Instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure.
[G. baros, weight, + metron, measure]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Here he says that the centre of them things bears eight points off the wind; but we haven't got any wind, for all the barometer falling.
The lamp wriggled in its gimbals, the barometer swung in circles, the table altered its slant every moment; a pair of limp sea-boots with collapsed tops went sliding past the couch.
The main stock barometers in Indonesia, Hong Kong and Thailand were likewise all down by over 1 percent while stock indices in Malaysia, Singapore, Korea and Taiwan also slipped.
I, meanwhile, resolved to learn more about barometers. They started life as scientific instruments, using mercury for measuring heights and for experiments with the air pump.
After these barometers are built, have your students mark the position of the barometer needle several times during the day-at the same time every day.
"While these figures shed a gloomy light they are, however, little different to what has been reported in each of the barometers since 2008, signalling a long period of low growth and limited business confidence."
come rain or shine AMONG the country''s leading specialist dealers in barometers are Derek and Tina Rayment, from Malpas, Cheshire, who will be exhibiting at Spring Tatton Park antiques fair, Knutsford.
Moreover, the data acquisition processes and the creation of such barometers should be carried out before the beginning of the term.
While some barometers have the words unsettled, stormy, fair, or sunny printed on them, the tendency of the barometer (whether it is rising or falling) along with the wind direction is a better forecaster of coming weather.
All medical thermometers (both professional and private) and other household measuring devices (room thermometers, barometers, blood pressure gauges, manometers, etc) will be kept off the market.
Although real estate is largely a lagging indicator, there are market barometers that nevertheless influence real estate conditions.