from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science of weight or of the gravity of bodies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The science of weight or gravity.

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  • noun obsolete, physics The science of gravity or weight


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  • So that, to get materials for further advance, astronomy requires not only the indirect aid of the sciences which have presided over the making of its improved instruments, but the direct aid of an advanced optics, of barology, of thermology, of hygrometry; and if we remember that these delicate observations are in some cases registered electrically, and that they are further corrected for the

    Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects Everyman's Library

  • Thus optics, and with it astronomy, advanced with barology.

    Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects Everyman's Library

  • All the five being essentially independent of one another, he attached little importance to their order, except that barology ought to come first, as the connecting link with astronomy, and electrology last, as the transition to chemistry.

    Auguste Comte and Positivism


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  • n., the study of weight

    July 7, 2008