variometer

noun
var·​i·​om·​e·​ter | \ ˌver-ē-ˈä-mə-tər How to pronounce variometer (audio) \

Definition of variometer

1 : an instrument for measuring magnetic declination
2 : an aeronautical instrument for indicating rate of climb

First Known Use of variometer

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for variometer

borrowed from German Variometer, from vario- vario- + -meter -meter

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The first known use of variometer was circa 1889

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“Variometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/variometer. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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