What does thermostat mean?

Definitions for thermostat
ˈθɜr məˌstætther·mo·stat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thermostat, thermoregulatorverb

    a regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat

  2. thermostatverb

    control the temperature with a thermostat

Wiktionary

  1. thermostatnoun

    a device that automatically responds to changes in temperature by activating a heating or cooling system to maintain the temperature at a desired setting

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thermostatnoun

    a self-acting apparatus for regulating temperature by the unequal expansion of different metals, liquids, or gases by heat, as in opening or closing the damper of a stove, or the like, as the heat becomes greater or less than is desired

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  1. Thermostat

    A thermostat is a component of a control system which senses the temperature of a system so that the system's temperature is maintained near a desired setpoint. The thermostat does this by switching heating or cooling devices on or off, or regulating the flow of a heat transfer fluid as needed, to maintain the correct temperature. The name is derived from the Greek words thermos "hot" and statos "a standing". A thermostat may be a control unit for a heating or cooling system or a component part of a heater or air conditioner. Thermostats can be constructed in many ways and may use a variety of sensors to measure the temperature. The output of the sensor then controls the heating or cooling apparatus. A Thermostat may switch on and off at temperatures either side of the setpoint the extent of the difference is known as hysteresis and prevents too frequent switching of the controlled equipment. The first electric room thermostat was invented in 1883 by Warren S. Johnson. Early technologies included mercury thermometers with electrodes inserted directly through the glass, so that when a certain temperature was reached the contacts would be closed by the mercury. These were accurate to within a degree of temperature.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thermostat in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thermostat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of thermostat in a Sentence

  1. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 1963:

    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.

  2. Nick Lange:

    A low cost smart thermostat is very open to the world, and if that's the one that is present in the market it becomes a juicy target for someone to exact ransom software, but I think the benefits outweigh the risk.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    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.

  4. Margarita Rohr:

    Vitamin B12 deficiency can be caused by a poor diet, so aim to get more lean meat, fish, and dairy into your meals. But sometimes low levels are triggered by an absorption issue. If your diet is high in B12 but you shiver all the time, check in with your doctor for a vitamin B12 test. RELATED : 21 Important Facts About Vitamin B12 Deficiency You're a woman Find yourself in a constant battle with your spouse or male officemates for control of the thermostat ? Turns out that feeling cold really is a gendered condition. In general, women are better at conserving heat than men.

  5. Glenn Lurie:

    Once you’ve told your home when the car is (for instance)within 20 feet of the house to please open the garage door, put the lights on, turn the alarm off, move the thermostat up, you can have those inanimate objects, the home and your car, really taking care of you.

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