Manometer vs. Barometer

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Main Difference

The main difference between Manometer and Barometer is that the Manometer is a pressure measurement and Barometer is a scientific instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure

  • Barometer

    A barometer is a scientific instrument used to measure air pressure. Pressure tendency can forecast short term changes in the weather. Many measurements of air pressure are used within surface weather analysis to help find surface troughs, high pressure systems and frontal boundaries.

    Barometers and pressure altimeters (the most basic and common type of altimeter) are essentially the same instrument, but used for different purposes. An altimeter is intended to be used at different levels matching the corresponding atmospheric pressure to the altitude, while a barometer is kept at the same level and measures subtle pressure changes caused by weather.

  • Manometer (noun)

    An instrument to measure pressure in a fluid, especially a double-legged liquid column gauge used to measure the difference in the pressures of two fluids.

    “manoscope|pressure gauge”

  • Barometer (noun)

    An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.

  • Barometer (noun)

    Anything used as a gauge or indicator.

  • Barometer (noun)

    an instrument measuring atmospheric pressure, used especially in forecasting the weather and determining altitude.

  • Barometer (noun)

    something which reflects changes in circumstances or opinions

    “furniture is a barometer of changing tastes”

Oxford Dictionary

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