Meaning of BAROMETER in English

BAROMETER

n.

Pronunciation: b ə - ' rä-m ə -t ə r

Function: noun

Date: circa 1666

1 : an instrument for determining the pressure of the atmosphere and hence for assisting in forecasting weather and for determining altitude

2 : something that indicates fluctuations (as in public opinion) <housing sales and other economic barometer s >

3 : STANDARD , TEST <a barometer to measure high school talent ― Jeff Fellenzer>

– baro · met · ric \ ˌ ber- ə - ' me-trik, ˌ ba-r ə - \ adjective

– baro · met · ri · cal · ly \ -tri-k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

– ba · rom · e · try \ b ə - ' rä-m ə -tr ē \ noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.