tasimeter


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tasimeter

(təˈsɪmɪtə)
n
(General Physics) a device for measuring small temperature changes. It depends on the changes of pressure resulting from expanding or contracting solids
[C19 tasi-, from Greek tasis tension + -meter]
tasimetric adj
taˈsimetry n
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Edison hoped to use the eclipse to test his latest invention, a tasimeter (designed to measure the heat emanating from the sun's corona), and promote his scientific and creative reputation in the process.
He brought along one of his inventions: a pocket-sized device he called a tasimeter to measure infrared radiation, by which he hoped to determine the heat output of the solar corona while the body of the Sun hid behind the Moon.