measuring instrument for measuring temperature
An apparatus used to measure temperature.
Etymology: 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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
thėr-mom′e-tėr, n. an instrument for measuring the variations of sensible heat or temperature.—adjs. Thermomet′ric, -al, pertaining to, or made with, a thermometer.—adv. Thermomet′rically.—For the Centigrade and the Fahrenheit scale and their relations to each other, see Centigrade and Fahrenheit. In the Réaumur scale, still largely used in Russia and Germany, the freezing-point is marked zero, and the space between this and boiling-point is divided into 80 degrees. To reduce it to Fahrenheit, multiply by 2¼ and add 32; to Centigrade, increase the number by one-fourth of itself. Thus: F = 9⁄5 C + 32 = 9⁄4 R + 32; C = 5⁄9 (F - 32) = 5⁄4 R; R = 4⁄9 (F - 32) = 4⁄5 C.—Maximum thermometer, one that registers the maximum temperature to which it is exposed; Minimum thermometer, one that registers the minimum temperature to which it is exposed. [Gr. thermē, heat, metron, a measure.]
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
An instrument to measure the amount of heat by the expansion of a fluid (generally quicksilver) contained in a glass bulb, in connection with which is a hermetically closed tube, up which the fluid rises as the heat increases. This tube is graduated differently in different countries.
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The numerical value of thermometer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of thermometer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of thermometer in a Sentence
Whether you want to be a Thermometer or a Thermostat is really up to you. You see, a Thermometer simply reflects the temperature of its environment, always quickly adjusting to the situation; while a Thermostat goes one step above and beyond to make a positve change in the temperature of its environment. You can always opt to "go with the flow" to follow what others and society norms dictate to you, or you can stand firm with your values to bring about a differentiating change in the world that would make it a better place than ever before. Be the Change Ambassador, and importantly, be the Change that you want to see in the world. In my view, one should strive to become a Thermostat rather than a Thermometer, because the world needs more Thermostats.
The world has not yet such a thermometer or measure that can check one's idiocy.
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.
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
Juicy Yummy Your sight is like hot moans and orgasms of sex. Each part of your body is a whole love-erotic poem lyric, romantic, erotic fantasy, no beauties of nature can compare with this and even the views of the universe, all this is my love for you. In my mind, the heart and the penis are powerful SMS vibrations every time I see you or think about you, there is a vibro-orgasmic tremor from love and delight throughout my soul and body. Wow, it poked me straight. You are the juiciest yummy girl. Looking at you, there is only one thought in your head: uuuhhh how hot it is. The excitation thermometer simply melts from your sultry beauty, makes so horny, beauty which far surpasses the human as if you were a princess from the highest race of the universe.
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Translations for thermometer
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- 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
- sıcaklıkölçer, termometreTurkish
- nhiệt kếVietnamese
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