thermopile

noun

ther·​mo·​pile ˈthər-mə-ˌpī(-ə)l How to pronounce thermopile (audio)
: an apparatus consisting of thermocouples combined so as to multiply the effect and used for generating electric currents or determining intensities of radiation

Examples of thermopile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both shells are backed with warming thermopile insulation that added warmth—but not too much—on biting, high humidity days. Stephanie Pearson, Outside Online, 30 Aug. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

pile entry 4

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thermopile was in 1849

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“Thermopile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermopile. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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