mercury thermometer


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Noun1.mercury thermometer - thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheitmercury 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
Beckman thermometer - a mercury thermometer that measures small differences or changes in temperature
bulb - a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end); "the bulb of a syringe"
clinical thermometer, mercury-in-glass clinical thermometer - a mercury thermometer designed to measure the temperature of the human body; graduated to cover a range a few degrees on either side of the normal body temperature
thermometer - measuring instrument for measuring temperature
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| 1686: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer, was born.
| 1686: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, German |physicist who invented the mercury thermometer, was born.
In a joint effort between Environment Management (EM) and the QAD, for each mercury thermometer collected a new, calibrated one was delivered.
For example, in the process of writing this letter I did some research into surface sea temperatures (SST)--the first recording of which was made by Benjamin Franklin in the Gulf Stream in the late eighteenth century using a mercury thermometer. I then went to a website that provides SST in 7,000 global locations, updated daily to one decimal place--a combined annual increase of 25.5 x [10.sup.6] in the measurement system being used to gather this data.
Small personal mercury thermometer in a protective case.
"If you still have a mercury thermometer in 2020, you will still be able to use it, but you won't be able to buy a new one, because they won't be manufactured anymore," says Tim Kasten, director of the chemicals branch of the UN Environmental Program (UNEP), which has been documenting mercury's growing threat to human health for several years.
This was one of only a few examples known to exist from the great Dutchman who invented the mercury thermometer in 1714.
1686: Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and devised the temperature scale named after him, was born.
In science, in 1714 the mercury thermometer was invented by Daniel...
Working with Federal Aviation Administration supplied thermometers in the early 1980s, our tolerance was +/- 1 degree when putting a new mercury thermometer into service.
If a mercury thermometer breaks, it will evaporate, potentially reaching dangerous levels in indoor air.
A separate observer used a mercury thermometer to measure 3-minute axillary temperatures within a maximum of 20 minutes of the subjective assessment.