Differential thermometer

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a thermometer usually with a U-shaped tube terminating in two air bulbs, and containing a colored liquid, used for indicating the difference between the temperatures to which the two bulbs are exposed, by the change of position of the colored fluid, in consequence of the different expansions of the air in the bulbs. A graduated scale is attached to one leg of the tube.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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