barometer

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See also: Barometer and barométer

English[edit]

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A barometer.

Etymology[edit]

baro- +‎ -meter

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Noun[edit]

barometer (plural barometers)

  1. An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.
  2. (figurative, by extension) Anything used as a gauge or indicator.
    • 1916 Jun, Michigan Law Review[1], volume 14, number 8, pp. 661-665:
      "An election is not necessarily an accurate barometer of public opinion. There are other ways in which it makes itself felt, through the press, the forum, discussion, and through every other type of communication."
    • 2022 May 4, Tommy Stubbington, Martin Arnold, “ECB policy tightening sends eurozone borrowing costs soaring”, in Financial Times[2]:
      Italy’s 10-year yield spread versus Germany, considered a barometer of political and economic risks in the euro area, climbed as high as 1.9 percentage points on Tuesday, its widest since the early stages of the pandemic when investors dumped riskier eurozone government debt.
    • 2023 August 10, “Owners of ‘LGBT’ Swatch watches could be jailed for three years in Malaysia”, in THe Guardian[3]:
      Elections in six Malaysian states on Saturday will serve as a barometer of public sentiment for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s unity government against a powerful opposition consisting of Malay-Muslim political parties.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight) +‎ -meter.

Noun[edit]

barometer n (definite singular barometeret or barometret, indefinite plural barometre, definite plural barometrene)

  1. a barometer

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English barometer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌbaː.roːˈmeː.tər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ba‧ro‧me‧ter

Noun[edit]

barometer m (plural barometers, diminutive barometertje n)

  1. (meteorology) barometer [from early 18th c.]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: barometer
  • Papiamentu: barometer

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight) +‎ -meter.

Noun[edit]

barometer n (definite singular barometeret or barometret, indefinite plural barometer or barometre, definite plural barometra or barometrene)

  1. a barometer

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight) +‎ -meter.

Noun[edit]

barometer n (definite singular barometeret, indefinite plural barometer, definite plural barometera)

  1. a barometer

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Slovak[edit]

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barometer m inan (genitive singular barometra, nominative plural barometre, genitive plural barometrov, declension pattern of stroj)

  1. barometer

References[edit]

  • barometer”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2023

Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

barometer c

  1. (meteorology) a barometer
  2. (figuratively, by extension) a barometer (something used as a gauge or indicator)
    väljarbarometer
    election poll ("voter barometer")

Declension[edit]

Declension of barometer 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative barometer barometern barometrar barometrarna
Genitive barometers barometerns barometrars barometrarnas

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