ther·​mom·​e·​try | \ thər-ˈmä-mə-trē How to pronounce thermometry (audio) , thə-ˈmä-mə-tər \

Definition of thermometry

: the measurement of temperature

Examples of thermometry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are also surprising opportunities for errors simply because of the massive technological changes from the early 1800s to the present day: How were temperatures taken, and could the change be because of more precise thermometry? Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Why Our Bodies Have Gotten Colder with Each Passing Decade," 9 Jan. 2020 The researchers considered this and controlled for any variation in thermometry. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Why Our Bodies Have Gotten Colder with Each Passing Decade," 9 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of thermometry

1848, in the meaning defined above

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7 Feb 2020

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“Thermometry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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ther·​mom·​e·​try | \ thə(r)-ˈmäm-ə-trē How to pronounce thermometry (audio) \
plural thermometries

Medical Definition of thermometry

: the measurement of temperature

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