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thermometer

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noun ther·mom·e·ter \thə(r)-ˈmä-mə-tər\

Simple Definition of thermometer

  • : an instrument used for measuring temperature

Full Definition of thermometer

  1. :  an instrument for determining temperature; especially :  one consisting of a glass bulb attached to a fine tube of glass with a numbered scale and containing a liquid (as mercury or colored alcohol) that is sealed in and rises and falls with changes of temperature

ther·mo·met·ric play \ˌthər-mə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
ther·mo·met·ri·cal·ly play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of thermometer

  1. The thermomemeter says it's almost 80 degrees outside, but it doesn't feel that hot.



Origin of thermometer

French thermomètre, from Greek thermē heat + French -o- + -mètre -meter — more at therm


First Known Use: 1633


Medical Dictionary

thermometer

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noun ther·mom·e·ter \thə(r)-ˈmäm-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of thermometer

  1. :  an instrument for determining temperature that usually consists either of a device providing a digital readout or of a glass bulb attached to a fine tube of glass with a numbered scale and containing a liquid (as mercury or colored alcohol) that is sealed in and rises and falls with changes of temperature





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