barometrical

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barometrical (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Relating to, or observed with, a barometer, barometric.
    • 1918, John Muir, Steep Trails[1]:
      On the 30th, accompanied by Jerome Fay, I made another ascent to make some barometrical observations, the day intervening between the two ascents being devoted to establishing a camp on the extreme edge of the timberline.
    • 1890, William Henry Hurlbert, France and the Republic[2]:
      Of course, account must be taken of other than political considerations in estimating the significance of this record, nor do I wish unduly to dwell upon what may be called its barometrical value in the study of contemporaneous French history.
    • 1868, John Wilson, Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2[3]:
      We do not mean to ask if you have from youth been in the daily practice of rising from your study-chair at regular intervals, and ascertaining the precise point of Mercury's elevation on the barometrical scale.
    • 1789, Thomas Jefferson, Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson[4]:
      I examined, with great satisfaction, your barometrical estimate of the heights of our mountains; and with the more, as they corroborated conjectures on this subject which I had made before.