psychrometer

noun
psy·​chrom·​e·​ter | \ sī-ˈkrä-mə-tər How to pronounce psychrometer (audio) \

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

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Other Words from psychrometer

psychrometric \ ˌsī-​krə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce psychrometric (audio) \ adjective
psychrometry \ sī-​ˈkrä-​mə-​trē How to pronounce psychrometry (audio) \ noun

Examples of psychrometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "It's hot, but that doesn't mean Louisville high school football teams will cancel practice," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of psychrometer

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for psychrometer

International Scientific Vocabulary

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“Psychrometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychrometer. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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psychrometer

noun
psy·​chrom·​e·​ter | \ sī-ˈkräm-ət-ər How to pronounce psychrometer (audio) \

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 How to pronounce psychrometric (audio) \ adjective
psychrometry \ sī-​ˈkräm-​ə-​trē How to pronounce psychrometry (audio) \ noun, plural psychrometries

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