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Definition of rain gauge

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Definition as written by paulgrow:

A device used to measure rainfall in inches

Definition as written by Magpye:

An instrument for catching and measuring the depth of rainfall. There are various kinds and sizes of rain gages, most of which catch the rainfall in a collector or cross-sectional area larger than that of the measuring compartment, so that a given depth of water in the latter represents a considerably smaller depth of rainfall catch.

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