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Definition of Barometer

Baptism
Baptism
  BAROMETER   noun
An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
 

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

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Regular definition:
BAROMETER:
b??r?m?t? n. 1 an instrument measuring atmospheric pressure, esp. in forecasting the weather and determining altitude. 2 anything which reflects changes in circumstances, opinions, etc. °°barometric adj. barometrical adj. barometry n.


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