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noun as in instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

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If that pattern holds true in 2022, the 2020 presidential results are probably not the best barometer of the partisanship of these states.

Let’s start by saying Rivers is certainly in the Hall of Fame conversation, particularly as it pertains to a common barometer.

Add to that topographical maps, maps of over 2,000 ski resorts, multiple global positioning systems, a compass, a barometer and a gyroscope, and you’re ready to go anywhere.

Launched in 1969, the Hang Seng index is the barometer of Hong Kong’s stock market, made up of the city’s largest and most liquid companies.

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All together, the watch uses its sensors—the barometer, accelerometer, and GPS—to figure out what activity you’re doing.

Now, many of your films have aged really well, which I think is the true barometer for success.

In other words, the SAG Awards are a pretty great barometer of who will take home the Oscar.

The GDP report profits the broadest barometer of economic performance.

A stock market index like the Dow and the SP 500 may not be the best barometer of national well-being.

It's a barometer of how seriously the whole article should be taken.

Might not the sudden fall of the barometer before storms be from a cause similar in some degree to this?

I found it on all occasions extremely sensible, and very often to predict a change of wind much sooner than the barometer.

Over the writing-table was a barometer and a storm-glass, while to the left a cosy corner extended round to the fireplace.

The weather very cold, though the thermometer is at 56°, barometer 29–08; a very heavy swell.

The race was set for 1.30, and soon after noon all the crews were carefully overhauling their gear and studying the barometer.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to barometer, such as: weatherglass, pressure indicator, storm gauge, and weather gauge.

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