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barometer

noun [C]
 
 
/bəˈrɒmɪtər/
OPINION a way of showing what people think or what the quality of something is: Car sales are viewed as a barometer of consumer confidence.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
WEATHER a piece of equipment that measures air pressure (= the force of the air) and shows when the weather will changeWeather and climate - general words
(Definition of barometer from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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