hygrometer

noun
hy·​grom·​e·​ter | \ hī-ˈgrä-mə-tər How to pronounce hygrometer (audio) \

Definition of hygrometer

: any of several instruments for measuring the humidity of the atmosphere

Other Words from hygrometer

hygrometric \ ˌhī-​grə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce hygrometer (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hygrometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Holding up to 100 cigars, it is made from natural ebony and includes a humidifier, a hygrometer, an additional tray, and separators. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Use a digital hygrometer to check relative humidity in the room with the tree. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 18 Nov. 2020 Use a digital hygrometer to check relative humidity in the room with the tree. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 18 Nov. 2020 Use a digital hygrometer to check relative humidity in the room with the tree. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 18 Nov. 2020 Use a digital hygrometer to check relative humidity in the room with the tree. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 18 Nov. 2020 Contractors may use a moisture meter or hygrometer to take an accurate reading of the moisture levels in a home's substrate and general environment, which can inform material decisions. Sarah Baird, House Beautiful, 14 Sep. 2020 Contractors may use a moisture meter or hygrometer to take an accurate reading of the moisture levels in a home's substrate and general environment, which can inform material decisions. Sarah Baird, Good Housekeeping, 14 Sep. 2020 Invest in a cheap hygrometer to ensure that temperatures remain between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity stays between 50% and 65%. Johanna Silver, SFChronicle.com, 14 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of hygrometer

1670, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hygrometer

probably from French hygromètre, from hygr- + -mètre -meter

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“Hygrometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hygrometer. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for hygrometer

hygrometer

noun
hy·​grom·​e·​ter | \ hī-ˈgrä-mə-tər How to pronounce hygrometer (audio) \

Kids Definition of hygrometer

: an instrument for measuring the humidity of the air

hygrometer

noun
hy·​grom·​e·​ter | \ hī-ˈgräm-ət-ər How to pronounce hygrometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of hygrometer

: any of several instruments for measuring the humidity of the atmosphere

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