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

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Other Words from hygrometer

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

Examples of hygrometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use a digital hygrometer to check relative humidity in the room with the tree. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh Longer," 21 Oct. 2019 Because of its sensitivity to moisture, human hair is used in hygrometers (weather instruments that measure humidity). Tom Skilling, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Tom: Why does humid weather affect hair?," 4 May 2018 As the humidity changes, the lengthening or shrinking of the hair strands causes the hygrometer to display the current relative humidity. Tom Skilling, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Tom: Why does humid weather affect hair?," 4 May 2018 The wireless outdoor sensor features a thermometer, hygrometer, wind speed anemometer, wind direction vane and a self-emptying rainfall collector cup in a unit that is mounted on the roof. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, "Clarendon Hills adds weather station to public work building," 1 May 2017

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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

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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