noun ther·mo·stat \ˈthər-mə-ˌstat\

: a device that automatically adjusts the temperature in a room temperature to a desired level; also : a similar device used for adjusting the temperature of a machine or system

Full Definition of THERMOSTAT

:  an automatic device for regulating temperature (as by controlling the supply of gas or electricity to a heating apparatus); also :  a similar device for actuating fire alarms or for controlling automatic sprinklers
ther·mo·stat·ic \ˌthər-mə-ˈsta-tik\ adjective
ther·mo·stat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of THERMOSTAT

  1. I set the thermostat to 68 degrees.

First Known Use of THERMOSTAT



transitive verb
thermostat·ed \-ˌsta-təd\ also thermostat·tedthermostat·ing also thermostat·ting

Definition of THERMOSTAT

:  to provide with or control the temperature of by a thermostat

First Known Use of THERMOSTAT

THERMOSTATIC Defined for Kids


noun ther·mo·stat \ˈthər-mə-ˌstat\

Definition of THERMOSTAT for Kids

:  a device that automatically controls temperature


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