py·​rom·​e·​ter pī-ˈrä-mə-tər How to pronounce pyrometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring temperatures especially when beyond the range of mercurial thermometers
pyrometric adjective
pyrometrically adverb
pyrometry 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, 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pyrometer was in 1791

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“Pyrometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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