anemometrically

anemometer

[an-uh-mom-i-ter]
noun Meteorology.
any instrument for measuring the speed of wind.

Origin:
1720–30; anemo- + -meter

anemometric [an-uh-moh-me-trik] , anemometrical, adjective
anemometrically, adverb
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anemometer (ˌænɪˈmɒmɪtə)
 
n
1.  Also called: wind gauge an instrument for recording the speed and often the direction of winds
2.  any instrument that measures the rate of movement of a fluid
 
anemometric
 
adj
 
anemo'metrical
 
adj

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anemometer
c.1740, from Gk. anemos "wind" (cognate with L. anima "breath of air;" see animus) + ending as in barometer.
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anemometer   (ān'ə-mŏm'ĭ-tər)  Pronunciation Key 
An instrument that measures the speed of the wind or of another flowing fluid. The most basic type of anemometer consists of a series of cups mounted at the end of arms that rotate in the wind. The speed with which the cups rotate indicates the wind speed. In this form, the anemometer also indicates the direction of the wind. ◇ Other anemometers include the pressure-tube anemometer, which uses the pressure generated by the wind to measure its speed, and the hot-wire anemometer, which uses the rate at which heat from a hot wire is transferred to the surrounding air to measure wind speed.
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