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buh ro mi ter

  • n  an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

  • One of the best barometers of current business is the construction industry, and last week the construction barometer was still rising.
  • With the hurricane, centering at West Palm Beach, the barometer dropped to 27.
  • Industrial commodity prices are one of the surest economic barometers.
News & Articles

  • Young Belen Jesuit team on the rise again
    Standing in the hot sun — nearly an hour from campus — Belen Jesuit came to the Florida Atlantic University team camp to get a barometer where this team stands, heading into its first year at the 8A level.
    June 21, 2013 - Miami Herald
  • DJ-BTMU Barometer Falls in Latest Week
    DJ-BTMU Barometer Falls in Latest Week
    June 20, 2013 - Nasdaq
  • George Zimmerman trial: Second Amendment bubbles beneath jury selection
    The George Zimmerman murder trial has long been seen as a barometer for America’s views on race. But some legal experts say the verdict could say much more about a different national conversation: How America sees the evolving role of guns in society.
    June 19, 2013 - Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  • Andy Roddick in ESPN
    I basically was wondering how many more times we were going to play on a slippery court,Roddick said. "He said, 'Well, no one has fallen yet.' I said, 'Well, if that's a barometer, then we have a problem.' So I feel like my argument was...
  • Max Baucus in Washington Post
    The urgency barometer is going up,Baucus said following the White House meeting.
  • Dave Tippett in Forbes
    Asked about the Ducks, Tippett said, "We're concerned with what we do, not what they do. We didn't make it a hard enough game for them. We need more from everybody. These are real strong barometer games for us. There are some individuals who move up...

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