Meaning of BAROMETER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ bə-ˈrä-mə-tər ]


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 ˌber-ə-ˈme-trik, ˌba-rə- adjective

• baro·met·ri·cal·ly -tri-k(ə-)lē adverb

• ba·rom·e·try bə-ˈrä-mə-trē noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.