wet-bulb thermometer


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wet-bulb thermometer

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(Physical Geography) a thermometer the bulb of which is covered by a moist muslin bag, used together with a dry-bulb thermometer to measure humidity
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Noun1.wet-bulb thermometer - a thermometer with a bulb that is covered with moist muslinwet-bulb thermometer - a thermometer with a bulb that is covered with moist muslin; used in a psychrometer to measure humidity
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
dry-bulb thermometer - an ordinary thermometer with a dry bulb; used to measure the air temperature
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A wet-bulb thermometer is wrapped in a moistened cloth.