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 hygrometer (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 for Longer," 18 Nov. 2020 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 for Longer," 18 Nov. 2020 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 for Longer," 18 Nov. 2020 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 for Longer," 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, "Tools," 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, "Tools," 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, "Gardening: Cannabis in 7 steps," 14 May 2020 Because some people enjoy flavors derived from either end of this moisture spectrum, a quality humidor with a finely adjustable hygrometer allows the aficionado to regulate for higher or lower moisture content according to personal preference. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Key Features You Need in Your Cigar Humidor," 2 Apr. 2020

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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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9 Jan 2021

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“Hygrometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hygrometer. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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