psychrometer

noun

psy·​chrom·​e·​ter sī-ˈkrä-mə-tər How to pronounce psychrometer (audio)
: 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
psychrometric adjective
psychrometry noun

Examples of psychrometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bundled up from head to toe, George had to venture out in some of the most extreme conditions ever recorded holding a sling psychrometer in her hand, which is the technique the observatory has used to measure weather conditions since 1932. Jennifer Gray, CNN, 6 Feb. 2023 More recently, a device called a sling psychrometer can be used to calculate the wet bulb globe temperature. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 12 Aug. 2022 During Friday’s practice at Kentucky Country Day, student managers measured the field’s heat index every 15 minutes using a psychrometer. Dominique Yates, The Courier-Journal, 19 July 2019

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First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of psychrometer was in 1728

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“Psychrometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychrometer. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

psychrometer

noun
psy·​chrom·​e·​ter sī-ˈkräm-ət-ər How to pronounce psychrometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring the water vapor in the atmosphere by means of the difference in the readings of two thermometers when one of them is kept wet so that it is cooled by evaporation

Medical Definition

psychrometer

noun
psy·​chrom·​e·​ter sī-ˈkräm-ət-ər How to pronounce psychrometer (audio)
: 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
psychrometric adjective
psychrometry noun
plural psychrometries

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