dry-bulb thermometer


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dry-bulb thermometer

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(General Physics) an ordinary thermometer used alongside a wet-bulb thermometer to obtain relative humidity. See also psychrometer
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Noun1.dry-bulb thermometer - an ordinary thermometer with a dry bulb; used to measure the air temperature
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
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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The heat index, or the 'human discomfort index,' colloquially dubbed init factor, is the temperature people feel, as opposed to the temperature measured by a dry-bulb thermometer.
The 'heat index' or the 'human discomfort index,' colloquially dubbed 'init factor,' is the temperature people feel, as opposed to the temperature measured by a dry-bulb thermometer. High air temperatures and high relative humidity will give high heat indices.
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