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