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[ther-mom-i-tree] /θərˈmɒm ɪ tri/
the branch of physics dealing with the measurement of temperature.
the science of the construction and use of thermometers.
Origin of thermometry
First recorded in 1855-60; thermo- + -metry Unabridged
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  • There are two scales used in thermometry, the Fahrenheit and the Centigrade.

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  • The expansion of mercury and other liquids is employed in thermometry.

  • Many diverse applications of the interferometer have been developed, as, for example, in thermometry.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
British Dictionary definitions for thermometry


the branch of physics concerned with the measurement of temperature and the design and use of thermometers and pyrometers
Derived Forms
thermometric (ˌθɜːməˈmɛtrɪk), thermometrical, adjective
thermometrically, adverb
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thermometry in Medicine

thermometry ther·mom·e·try (thər-mŏm'ĭ-trē)

  1. Measurement of temperature.

  2. The technology of temperature measurement.

ther'mo·met'ric (thûr'mō-mět'rĭk) adj.
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