Definitions for thermometerθərˈmɒm ɪ tər
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measuring instrument for measuring temperature
An apparatus used to measure temperature.
Origin: From thermomètre.
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
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
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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
Cold If the thermometer had been an inch longer we'd all have frozen to death
My mother used poetry and the arts as a thermometer—if I cried, it meant my heart had not grown cold, my sensibility was alive and well.
The church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.
Think of your moods as a thermometer that takes the temperature of your life, if you just want to be happy all the time, it’s like wanting to break your thermometer.
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Translations for thermometer
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- термометър, топломерBulgarian
- termòmetreCatalan, Valencian
- Thermometer, WärmemesserGerman
- teas-mheidhScottish Gaelic
- pengukur suhuIndonesian
- 溫度計, 온도계Korean
- топломер, термометарMacedonian
- termometer, jangka suhuMalay
- thermometer, warmtemeterDutch
- termometerNorwegian Nynorsk
- isimedimtjhisoSouthern Ndebele
- hadoh dóó hakʼaz neiłkidígííNavajo, Navaho
- термометр, градусникRussian
- топломер, toplomjerSerbo-Croatian
- silinganisi kushisaSwati
- nhiệt kếVietnamese
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