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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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the measurement of temperatures greater than 1500 degrees Celsius. — pyrometer, n. — pyrometric, pyrometrical, adj.
See also: Measurement
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