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hypsometer


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hypsometer  \Hyp*som"e*ter\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  height  +  -meter.] 
  (Physics) 
  An  instrument  for  measuring  heights  by  observation  of 
  barometric  pressure;  esp.,  one  for  determining  heights  by 
  ascertaining  the  boiling  point  of  water.  It  consists  of  a 
  vessel  for  water,  with  a  lamp  for  heating  it  and  an  inclosed 
  thermometer  for  showing  the  temperature  of  ebullition. 




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