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barometer

ba·rom·e·ter

barometer

pronunciation:
b ra m tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a meteorological instrument that measures atmospheric pressure, esp. used to predict weather changes.
definition 2: anything that can be used to predict changes.
Fluctuating currency exchange values are a barometer of the stock market.
derivation: barometric (adj.)
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  air, measurement, tool, weather