Meaning of ANEROID in English



Pronunciation: ' a-n ə - ˌ ro ̇ id

Function: adjective

Etymology: French anéroïde, from Greek a- + Late Greek n ē ron water, from Greek, neuter of nearos, n ē ros fresh; akin to Greek neos new ― more at NEW

Date: circa 1848

: using no liquid specifically : operating by the effect of outside air pressure on a diaphragm forming one wall of an evacuated container < aneroid barometer>

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