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barometer

noun [C]     /bəˈrɒmɪtər/
something that is a sign of how a particular situation is developing, or how people's opinions on a particular matter are changing: The Philippine Stock Exchange composite index is a group of 30 companies that is the market's main barometer.barometer for sth The sales of this retail chain are seen as a barometer for consumer confidence across the country.
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