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aneroid


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aneroid  \An"e*roid\,  n. 
  An  aneroid  barometer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aneroid  \An"e*roid\,  a.  [Gr.  'a  priv.  +  nhro`s  wet,  moist  + 
  -oid:  cf  F.  an['e]ro["i]de.] 
  Containing  no  liquid;  --  said  of  a  kind  of  barometer. 
 
  {Aneroid  barometer},  a  barometer  the  action  of  which  depends 
  on  the  varying  pressure  of  the  atmosphere  upon  the  elastic 
  top  of  a  metallic  box  (shaped  like  a  watch)  from  which  the 
  air  has  been  exhausted.  An  index  shows  the  variation  of 
  pressure. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aneroid 
  adj  :  containing  no  liquid  or  actuated  without  the  use  of  liquid; 
  "aneroid  barometer" 
  n  :  measures  pressure  without  using  fluids  [syn:  {aneroid 
  barometer}] 




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