psychrometer


psy·chrom·e·ter

noun \sī-ˈkrä-mə-tər\

Definition of PSYCHROMETER

:  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
psy·chro·met·ric \ˌsī-krə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
psy·chrom·e·try \sī-ˈkrä-mə-trē\ noun

Origin of PSYCHROMETER

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1741

psy·chrom·e·ter

noun \sī-ˈkräm-ət-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PSYCHROMETER

: 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
psy·chro·met·ric \ˌsī-krə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
psy·chrom·e·try \sī-ˈkräm-ə-trē\ noun, plural psy·chrom·e·tries

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