statoscope definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a highly sensitive aneroid barometer
- such a barometer adapted for use as an altimeter to indicate slight variations in the altitude of an aircraft
Origin: ; from Classical Greek statos, standing (see statocyst) plush -scope
statoscope definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A barometer for recording small variations in atmospheric pressure.
- A device for indicating small changes in the altitude of an airplane.
statoscope - Science Definition
A barometer for measuring or recording very small variations in atmospheric pressure, often used as an instrument for indicating changes in the altitude of an aircraft.