vapor-pressure thermometer


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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