pyrometer

noun
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

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, 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of pyrometer

1791, in the meaning defined above

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“Pyrometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrometer. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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