Definitions for thermometerθərˈmɒm ɪ tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thermometer(noun)

    measuring instrument for measuring temperature


  1. thermometer(Noun)

    An apparatus used to measure temperature.

  2. Origin: From thermomètre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thermometer(noun)

    an instrument for measuring temperature, founded on the principle that changes of temperature in bodies are accompained by proportional changes in their volumes or dimensions


  1. Thermometer

    A thermometer is a device that measures temperature or temperature gradient using a variety of different principles. A thermometer has two important elements: the temperature sensor in which some physical change occurs with temperature, plus some means of converting this physical change into a numerical value. There are many types and many uses for thermometers, as detailed below in sections of this article.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Thermometer

    An instrument for indicating the intensity of heat. Three scales of degrees of heat are used in practise, the Fahrenheit, Réamur, and Centigrade, each of which is described under its own title. (See Zero, Thermometric-Zero, Absolute.) The ordinary thermometer depends on the expansion of mercury; in some cases alcohol is used. Besides these the compound bar principle as used in the thermostat (see Thermostat, Electric) is employed.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A short, glass tube that regulates the weather--and usually does a poor job.

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