Meaning of BAROMETER in English

BAROMETER

noun

1 instrument that measures air pressure

ADJECTIVE

▪ aneroid

VERB + BAROMETER

▪ check , read

▪ tap

He tapped the ~ and noted where the needle was pointing.

BAROMETER + VERB

▪ rise

▪ drop , fall

2 sth that shows the state of sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ accurate , good , reliable , sensitive , useful ( esp. BrE )

Infant mortality is a highly sensitive ~ of socio-economic conditions.

▪ cultural , moral , political

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

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