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Webster 1828 Edition


Eter

BAROM

,'ETER,
Noun.
[Gr.weight, and measure.]
An instrument for measuring the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, consisting of a glass tube,hermetically sealed at one end, filled with quicksilver, well defecated and purged of air, and inverted in a basin of quicksilver. A column of quicksilver is then supported in the tube, of equal weight with the incumbent
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atmosphere. This instrument was invented by Torricelli, of Florence, in 1643. Its uses are to indicate changes of weather, and to determine the altitude of mountains, by the falling and rising of the mercury. For this purpose,the tube is fixed to a graduated scale, so that the smallest variation in the column is visible.

Definition 2021


eter

eter

See also: éter and Éter

Dutch

Noun

eter m (plural eters, diminutive etertje n)

  1. eater

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Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

eter

  1. present tense of ete

Old Irish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *enter, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁enter (between). Cognate with Latin inter (between) and Sanskrit अन्तर् (antár, between, within, into)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈedʲer/

Preposition

eter

  1. between

Descendants


Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse eitr, from Proto-Germanic *aitrą.

Noun

ēter n

  1. poison, venom
  2. pus

Declension

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Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛ.tɛr/

Noun

eter m inan

  1. ether (any compound with to hydrocarbon groups bonded to an oxygen atom)
  2. (informal) diethyl ether

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Romanian

Etymology

Borrowing from French éther, Latin aethēr.

Noun

eter m (plural eteri)

  1. (organic chemistry) ether (compound containing an oxygen atom bonded to two hydrocarbon groups)
  2. (archaic, physics) ether (substance once thought to fill all space)

Declension

Noun

eter n (plural eteruri)

  1. (figuratively) air, sky, atmosphere
  2. (ancient philosophy and alchemy, uncountable) ether (classical physical element)

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Swedish

Noun

eter c

  1. ether (a chemical)
    Sedan Morton (1846) lärt känna eterns bedöfvande verkan --Nordisk familjebok (1917)
  2. ether (once thought a substance filling all space, carrying electromagnetic waves; or the sky in general)
    Cedern strävar stolt mot eterns dag. --poetry by Erik Johan Stagnelius (c. 1820)
    Eterns tillvaro har ännu ej kunnat direkt påvisas --Nordisk familjebok (1881)

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Compounds

  • eterisk
  • etervåg