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statoscope

[stat-uh-skohp] /ˈstæt əˌskoʊp/
noun
1.
an aneroid barometer for registering minute variations of atmospheric pressure.
2.
Aeronautics. an instrument for detecting a small rate of rise or fall of an aircraft.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; stato- (see statoblast) + -scope
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statoscope

/ˈstætəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
a very sensitive form of aneroid barometer used to detect and measure small variations in atmospheric pressure, such as one used in an aircraft to indicate small changes in altitude
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statoscope
  (stāt'ə-skōp')   
A barometer for measuring or recording very small variations in atmospheric pressure, often used as an instrument for indicating changes in the altitude of an aircraft.
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