American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not using liquid.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Containing no liquid; -- said of a kind of barometer.
- n. An aneroid barometer.
- n. a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
- adj. containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquid
- 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)
“The word aneroid means not wet, or not a fluid, like mercury, so that, while aneroid barometers are being made which do use mercury, they are generally made without.”
“Such slight variations are more easily observed on the aneroid than on the mercurial barometer, and therefore it is commonly stated that the aneroid is the more sensitive instrument.”
“The mercury barometer is large and inconvenient to carry from place to place, and a more portable form has been devised, known as the aneroid barometer (Fig. 45).”
“There are two main types: manual, also called aneroid, and automatic.”
“Old scientific instruments such as aneroid barometers may provide some data but it will be patchy and data quality may be compromised though this can be checked by a suite of measurements on the other atmospheric gases.”
“How does this invention differ from the ordinary aneroid altimeter that we use now?”
“She fell in love with the saloon, with the satinwood panels, with the little racks and cupboards, with the recording aneroid in springs.”
“The instruments we carried were two sextants and three artificial horizons -- two glass and one mercury -- a hypsometer for measuring heights, and one aneroid.”
“The hill was farther off and higher than it appeared at first; the aneroid showed a rise of 700 feet when we reached the top.”
“As we had seen from our camping-ground, it was an immense undulation that we had to traverse; the ascent on the other side felt uncomfortably warm in the powerful sun, but it was no higher than 300 feet by the aneroid.”
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