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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: An instrument for measuring the speed of wind.
ETYMOLOGY:From Greek anemo- (wind) + -meter (measure).
USAGE:"The highest three-second wind gust measured by the anemometer on the Mile High Swinging Bridge was 77 mph May 9."
Above-Average Temperatures, Dryness in May at Grandfather Mountain; Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina); Jun 4, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Power is only important as an instrument for service to the powerless. -Lech Walesa, human rights activist, Polish president, Nobel laureate (b. 1943)