Definition of Rain gauge

1. Noun. Gauge consisting of an instrument to measure the quantity of precipitation.

Exact synonyms: Pluviometer, Rain Gage, Udometer
Generic synonyms: Gage, Gauge



Definition of Rain gauge

1. Noun. A device, used in meteorology, to measure rainfall; a pluviometer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rain Gauge

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Literary usage of Rain gauge

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"On the Deficiency of Rain in an Elevated Rain-gauge, as caused by Wind. ... An ordinary rain-gauge, even when suspended in mid-air, will likewise act as ..."

2. Meteorology: A Text-book on the Weather, the Causes of Its Changes, and by Willis Isbister Milham (1912)
"The instrument for deter- by a rain mining this is called a rain gauge, ... Since the rain gauge is so simple in construction and rain is one of the most ..."

3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"'The rain-gauge may bo of very simple construction. A cubical box of strong tin or zinc, j exactly ten inches by the side, open above, I receives at an inch ..."

4. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by Augustin Privat-Deschanel (1884)
"The instrument employed for determining it is called a rain-gauge. It has various forms, one of which is represented in the adjoining figure. ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Examinations of the rain collected in the rain gauge showed that it usually contained phosphoric acid and that the high content of nitrogen, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A very simple rain-gauge consists of a copper funnel, the area of whose opening is exactly 10 square inches. This funnel allows the rain to pass into a ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A very simple rain-gauge consists of a copper funnel, the area of whose ... As a rain-gauge is nearer the ground it is found to indicate a greater rainfall. ..."

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