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ther·mom·e·ter

 (thər-mŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument for measuring temperature, especially one having a graduated glass tube with a bulb containing a liquid, typically mercury or colored alcohol, that expands and rises in the tube as the temperature increases.

thermometer

(θəˈmɒmɪtə)
n
an instrument used to measure temperature, esp one in which a thin column of liquid, such as mercury, expands and contracts within a graduated sealed tube. See also clinical thermometer, gas thermometer, resistance thermometer, thermocouple, pyrometer

ther•mom•e•ter

(θərˈmɒm ɪ tər)

n.
an instrument for measuring temperature, often a sealed glass tube containing a column of liquid, as mercury, that expands and contracts with temperature changes, the temperature being read where the top of the column coincides with a calibrated scale on the tube or frame.
[1615–25]
ther•mo•met•ric (ˌθɜr məˈmɛ trɪk) ther`mo•met′ri•cal, adj.

ther·mom·e·ter

(thər-mŏm′ĭ-tər)
An instrument used to measure temperature. There are many types of thermometers, each of which makes use of a physical effect of temperature to indicate the temperature of the medium being measured. The most common thermometer consists of a closed, graduated glass tube in which a liquid expands or contracts as the temperature increases or decreases. Other types of thermometers work by detecting changes in the volume of an enclosed gas or by registering changes in the electrical resistance of a conducting material at different temperatures.

thermometer

an instrument for measuring temperature.
See also: Instruments
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thermometer - measuring instrument for measuring temperaturethermometer - measuring instrument for measuring temperature
alcohol thermometer, alcohol-in-glass thermometer - thermometer consisting of a glass capillary tube marked with degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit and containing alcohol which rises or falls as it expands or contracts with changes in temperature
candy thermometer - a thermometer used to determine the temperature of candy syrups during cooking
capillary, capillary tube, capillary tubing - a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
Centigrade thermometer - a thermometer calibrated in degrees centigrade
cryometer - a thermometer designed to measure low temperatures
dry-bulb thermometer - an ordinary thermometer with a dry bulb; used to measure the air temperature
Fahrenheit thermometer - a thermometer calibrated in degrees Fahrenheit
air thermometer, gas thermometer - thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the pressure of a gas kept at constant volume
maximum and minimum thermometer - thermometer that records the highest and lowest temperatures reached during a period of time
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
meat thermometer - a thermometer that is inserted into the center of a roast (with the top away from the heat source); used to measure how well done the meat is
mercury thermometer, mercury-in-glass thermometer - thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit; mercury expands with a rise in temperature causing a thin thread of mercury to rise in the tube
oven thermometer - a thermometer that registers the temperature inside an oven
pyrometer - a thermometer designed to measure high temperatures
Reaumur thermometer - an alcohol thermometer calibrated in degrees Reaumur
platinum thermometer, resistance thermometer - thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the resistance of a spiral of platinum wire
reversing thermometer - a thermometer that registers the temperature in deep waters
self-registering thermometer - a thermometer that records the temperature automatically
telethermometer - a thermometer that registers the temperature at some distant point
thermocouple, thermocouple junction - a kind of thermometer consisting of two wires of different metals that are joined at both ends; one junction is at the temperature to be measured and the other is held at a fixed lower temperature; the current generated in the circuit is proportional to the temperature difference
electric thermometer, thermel, thermoelectric thermometer - a thermometer that uses thermoelectric current to measure temperature
thermometrograph, thermograph - a thermometer that records temperature variations on a graph as a function of time
thermopile - a kind of thermometer for measuring heat radiation; consists of several thermocouple junctions in series
wet-bulb thermometer - a thermometer with a bulb that is covered with moist muslin; used in a psychrometer to measure humidity
Translations
تِرْمُومِتْرميزان حَرارَه
teploměr
termometer
lämpömittari
toplomjer
hõmérõ
hitamælir
温度計
온도계
termometras
termometrs
teplomer
termometer
termometer
ปรอทวัดอุณหภูมิ
nhiệt kế

thermometer

[θəˈmɒmɪtəʳ] Ntermómetro m

thermometer

[θərˈmɒmɪtər] nthermomètre m

thermometer

nThermometer nt

thermometer

[θəˈmɒmɪtəʳ] ntermometro

thermometer

(θəˈmomitə) noun
an instrument (usually a thin, glass tube with eg mercury in it) used for measuring temperature, especially body temperature. The nurse took his temperature with a thermometer.

thermometer

تِرْمُومِتْر teploměr termometer Thermometer θερμόμετρο termómetro lämpömittari thermomètre toplomjer termometro 温度計 온도계 thermometer termometer termometr termómetro, termômetro термометр termometer ปรอทวัดอุณหภูมิ ısıölçer nhiệt kế 温度计

ther·mom·e·ter

n. termómetro, instrumento usado para medir el grado de calor o frío;
Celsius ______ de Celsius o centígrado;
clinical ______ clínico;
Fahrenheit ______ de Fahrenheit;
rectal ______ rectal;
self-recording ______ de registro automático.

thermometer

n termómetro; rectal — termómetro rectal
References in classic literature ?
Only if Brooke is going to be a thermometer, I must mind and have fair weather for him to report.
If all the great plain from the Missouri to the Rocky Mountains had been under glass, and the heat regulated by a thermometer, it could not have been better for the yellow tassels that were ripening and fertilizing the silk day by day.
Sometimes the thermometer would fall to ten or twenty degrees below zero at night, and in the morning the streets would be piled with snowdrifts up to the first-floor windows.
At noon the day before Grindelwald the thermometer could not have stood at less than 100 degrees Fahr.
It would have been in vain for Scrooge to plead that the weather and the hour were not adapted to pedestrian purposes; that bed was warm, and the thermometer a long way below freezing; that he was clad but lightly in his slippers, dressing-gown, and nightcap; and that he had a cold upon him at that time.
In half an hour the last warning came: "Light up; the thermometer registers twenty-nine.
Some are known to you, such as the thermometer, which gives the internal temperature of the Nautilus; the barometer, which indicates the weight of the air and foretells the changes of the weather; the hygrometer, which marks the dryness of the atmosphere; the storm-glass, the contents of which, by decomposing, announce the approach of tempests; the compass, which guides my course; the sextant, which shows the latitude by the altitude of the sun; chronometers, by which I calculate the longitude; and glasses for day and night, which I use to examine the points of the horizon, when the Nautilus rises to the surface of the waves.
This devil of a fellow," he muttered, shaking his head; "I said at the time he would create a sensation here, and I measure his effect by an infallible thermometer.
The weather had attained the summer heat; the thermometer standing about fifty-seven degrees in the morning, early, but rising to about ninety degrees at noon.
The Professor pocketed his thermometer in a moment, clasped his hands, and put his head on one side with a meek smile
A Fahrenheit's thermometer in a mahogany case, and with a barometer annexed, was hung against the wall, at some little distance from the stove, which Benjamin consulted, every half hour, with prodigious exactitude.
A thermometer on the wall farthest from the stove stood at eighty degrees.