vapor-pressure thermometer

noun

Definition of vapor-pressure thermometer

: a thermometer in which the variable saturated vapor pressure of a volatile liquid is used as a measure of the temperature and which thus has the advantage over some other types of thermometers of being free from errors due to bulb expansion

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“Vapor-pressure thermometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vapor-pressure%20thermometer. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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