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

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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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The first known use of hygrometer was in 1670

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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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