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Any of various thermometers used for measuring high temperatures.

py′ro·met′ric (-rə-mĕt′rĭk), py′ro·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
py′ro·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
py·rom′e·try n.
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(General Physics) an instrument for measuring high temperatures, esp by measuring the brightness (optical pyrometer) or total quantity (radiation pyrometer) of the radiation produced by the source. Other types include the resistance thermometer and the thermocouple
pyrometric, ˌpyroˈmetrical adj
ˌpyroˈmetrically adv
pyˈrometry n
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(paɪˈrɒm ɪ tər)

an apparatus for measuring high temperatures that uses the radiation emitted by a hot body as a basis for measurement.
py`ro•met′ric (-rəˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
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an instrument for detecting and measuring high temperatures. — pyrometric, pyrometry, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyrometer - a thermometer designed to measure high temperatures
optical pyrometer, pyroscope - a pyrometer that uses the color of the light emitted by a hot object
pyrometric cone - a pyrometer consisting of a series of cones that melt at different temperatures
radiation pyrometer - a pyrometer for estimating the temperature of distant sources of heat; radiation is focussed on a thermojunction connected in circuit with a galvanometer
resistance pyrometer - pyrometer that measures high temperatures by the resistance in a heated wire
thermometer - measuring instrument for measuring temperature
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