py·​rom·​e·​ter | \ pī-ˈrä-mə-tər How to pronounce pyrometer (audio) \

Definition of pyrometer

: an instrument for measuring temperatures especially when beyond the range of mercurial thermometers

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Other Words from pyrometer

pyrometric \ ˌpī-​rə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce pyrometer (audio) \ adjective
pyrometrically \ ˌpī-​rə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce pyrometer (audio) \ adverb
pyrometry \ pī-​ˈrä-​mə-​trē How to pronounce pyrometer (audio) \ noun

Examples of pyrometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This instrument, called a radiation pyrometer, resembles a small telescope and is equipped with rock-salt and quartz lenses that screen out all except infrared radiations. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Wonders of Astronomy: The Cutting Edge Space Telescope...of 1939," 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of pyrometer

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyrometer

International Scientific Vocabulary

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The first known use of pyrometer was in 1791

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“Pyrometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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