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thermocouple

noun ther·mo·cou·ple \ˈthər-mə-ˌkə-pəl\

Definition of THERMOCOUPLE

:  a device for measuring temperature in which a pair of wires of dissimilar metals (as copper and iron) are joined and the free ends of the wires are connected to an instrument (as a voltmeter) that measures the difference in potential created at the junction of the two metals

First Known Use of THERMOCOUPLE

1890

thermocouple

noun ther·mo·cou·ple \ˈthər-mə-ˌkəp-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THERMOCOUPLE

:  a device for measuring temperature in which a pair of wires of dissimilar metals (as copper and iron) are joined and the free ends of the wires are connected to an instrument (as a voltmeter) that measures the difference in potential created at the junction of the two metals

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