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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Manometer \Ma*nom"e*ter\, noun [Gr. ? thin, rare + -meter: cf. F. manom['e]tre.] An instrument for measuring the tension or elastic force of gases, steam, etc., constructed usually on the principle of allowing the gas to exert its elastic force in raising a column of mercury in an open tube, or in compressing a portion of air or other gas in a closed tube with mercury or other liquid intervening, or in bending a metallic or other spring so as to set in motion an index; a pressure gauge. See {Pressure}, and Illust. of {Air pump}. Manometric

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a pressure gauge for comparing pressures of a gas

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