Barometer vs. Hygrometer

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Main Difference

The main difference between Barometer and Hygrometer is that the Barometer is a scientific instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure and Hygrometer is a instrument used for measuring the moisture content in the atmosphere.

  • Barometer (noun)

    An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.

  • Barometer (noun)

    Anything used as a gauge or indicator.

  • Hygrometer (noun)

    An instrument that measures the humidity of the air or other gases, especially the relative humidity.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Barometer (noun)

    An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the probable changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any ascent.

  • Hygrometer (noun)

    An instrument for measuring the degree of moisture of the atmosphere.

Webster Dictionary
  • Barometer (noun)

    an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

  • Hygrometer (noun)

    measuring instrument for measuring the relative humidity of the atmosphere

Princeton's WordNet

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