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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not using liquid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not using or containing fluid
  • n. An aneroid barometer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing no liquid; -- said of a kind of barometer.
  • n. An aneroid barometer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dispensing with fluid; of a barometer, dispensing with a fluid, as quicksilver, which is employed in an ordinary barometer.
  • n. An aneroid barometer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
  • adj. containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquid

Etymologies

French anéroïde : Greek a-, without; see a-1 + Late Greek nēron, water; see newo- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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