- a device that indicates a change in temperature, esp one that does not measure the actual temperature
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In order to determine the effect of radiation in the cooling of bodies, Rumford employed the thermoscope referred to by Cuvier.Heroes of Science: Physicists
Torricelli's apparatus, unlike Galileo's thermoscope, represented the barometer in essentially its classical form.
The instrument shown in his sketch resembles a Galilean thermoscope.
My Thermoscope, being fitted somewhat at adventures, I have found at the lowest to be somewhat more than 12.
Try the experiment of concentrating on a thermoscope, by means of a burning-glass, the moon's rays.An Introduction to the History of Science
- An instrument that indicates slight differences of temperature but does not record them.
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