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- n. The science of gravity or weight
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science of weight or gravity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of weight or of the gravity of bodies.
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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
Thus optics, and with it astronomy, advanced with barology.
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.