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(General Physics) an ordinary thermometer used alongside a wet-bulb thermometer to obtain relative humidity. See also psychrometer
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|Noun||1.||dry-bulb thermometer - an ordinary thermometer with a dry bulb; used to measure the air temperature|
psychrometer - a hygrometer consisting of a dry-bulb thermometer and a wet-bulb thermometer; their difference indicates the dryness of the surrounding air
thermometer - measuring instrument for measuring temperature
wet-bulb thermometer - a thermometer with a bulb that is covered with moist muslin; used in a psychrometer to measure humidity