psychrometer

noun
psy·​chrom·​e·​ter | \sī-ˈkrä-mə-tər \

Definition of psychrometer 

: a hygrometer consisting essentially of two similar thermometers with the bulb of one being kept wet so that the cooling that results from evaporation makes it register a lower temperature than the dry one and with the difference between the readings constituting a measure of the dryness of the atmosphere

Other Words from psychrometer

psychrometric \ ˌsī-​krə-​ˈme-​trik \ adjective
psychrometry \ sī-​ˈkrä-​mə-​trē \ noun

First Known Use of psychrometer

1728, in the meaning defined above

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psychrometer

noun
psy·​chrom·​e·​ter | \sī-ˈkräm-ət-ər \

Medical Definition of psychrometer 

: a hygrometer consisting essentially of two similar thermometers with the bulb of one being kept wet so that the cooling that results from evaporation makes it register a lower temperature than the dry one and with the difference between the readings constituting a measure of the dryness of the atmosphere

Other Words from psychrometer

psychrometric \ ˌsī-​krə-​ˈme-​trik \ adjective
psychrometry \ sī-​ˈkräm-​ə-​trē \ noun plural psychrometries

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