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  1. hypsometer(noun)

    an altimeter that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevation

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  1. hypsometer(Noun)

    An instrument that measures altitude indirectly by measuring the boiling point of water (which varies with atmospheric pressure).

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  1. Hypsometer(noun)

    an instrument for measuring heights by observation of barometric pressure; esp., one for determining heights by ascertaining the boiling point of water. It consists of a vessel for water, with a lamp for heating it, and an inclosed thermometer for showing the temperature of ebullition

  2. Origin: [Gr. height + -meter.]

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  1. Hypsometer

    A hypsometer is an instrument for measuring height or altitude. Many different physical principles may be used.

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