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What device's name means "weight measurer" in Greek?




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Answer: the barometer

The word barometer was probably coined by the English scientist Robert Boyle (1627-1691). It derives from the Greek baros, weight, and metron, measure, and denotes an instrument used to weigh air (i.e. atmospheric pressure). Similarly, a tachometer is a speed measurer (from Greek tachos, speed).

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