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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.
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ther•mom•e•ter(θərˈmɒm ɪ tər)
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.
ther•mo•met•ric (ˌθɜr məˈmɛ trɪk) ther`mo•met′ri•cal, adj.
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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.
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an instrument for measuring temperature.See also: Instruments
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|Noun||1.||thermometer - 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
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thermometer[θəˈmɒmɪtəʳ] N → termómetro m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
thermometer[θərˈmɒmɪtər] n → thermomètre m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Thermometer nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
thermometer[θəˈmɒmɪtəʳ] n → termometro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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. termometer ميزان حَرارَه термометър termômetro teploměr das Thermometer termometer θερμόμετροtermómetro kraadiklaas دماسنج lämpömittari thermomètre מַד חוֹם थर्मामीटर शीतोष् मापक यंत्र toplomjer hőmérő termometer hitamælir termometro 温度計 온도계 termometras termometrs termometer thermometertermometertermometr termómetro termometru термометр teplomer termometer termometar termometer เครื่องวัดอุณหภูมิ termometre 溫度計 термометр, градусник حرارت ناپنے کا آلہ، آلۂ حرارت پيما nhiệt kế 温度计
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
thermometern termómetro; rectal — termómetro rectal
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