Meaning of variometer

var•i•om•e•ter

Pronunciation: (vâr"ē-om'i-tur), [key]
— n.
  1. an instrument for measuring inductance, consisting essentially of an inductor with two or more coils whose relative position may be changed to vary the inductance.
  2. an instrument for indicating a change in a component of a magnetic field vector, esp. one related to the earth's magnetic field.
  3. an instrument that indicates the rate of climb or descent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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