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psychrometer

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noun psy·chrom·e·ter \sī-ˈkrä-mə-tər\

Definition of psychrometer

  1. :  a hygrometer consisting essentially of two similar thermometers with the bulb of one being kept wet so that the cooling that results from evaporation makes it register a lower temperature than the dry one and with the difference between the readings constituting a measure of the dryness of the atmosphere

psychrometric play \ˌsī-krə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
psychrometry play \sī-ˈkrä-mə-trē\ noun


Origin of psychrometer

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1741


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psychrometer

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noun psy·chrom·e·ter \sī-ˈkräm-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of psychrometer

  1. :  a hygrometer consisting essentially of two similar thermometers with the bulb of one being kept wet so that the cooling that results from evaporation makes it register a lower temperature than the dry one and with the difference between the readings constituting a measure of the dryness of the atmosphere

psychrometric \ˌsī-krə-ˈme-trik\play adjective
psychrometry \sī-ˈkräm-ə-trē\play noun plural psychrometries



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