statoscope

statoscope

[stat-uh-skohp]
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; stato- (see statoblast) + -scope

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statoscope (ˈstætəˌskəʊp)
 
n
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')  Pronunciation Key 
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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