humidistat

[ hyoo-mid-uh-stat or, often, yoo- ]
/ hyuˈmɪd əˌstæt or, often, yu- /

noun

an instrument for measuring and controlling humidity.

Nearby words

  1. humicolous,
  2. humid,
  3. humidex,
  4. humidifier,
  5. humidify,
  6. humidity,
  7. humidly,
  8. humidor,
  9. humification,
  10. humified

Origin of humidistat

First recorded in 1905–10; humid + -i- + -stat

Also called hy·gro·stat [hahy-gruh-stat] /ˈhaɪ grəˌstæt/.

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British Dictionary definitions for humidistat

humidistat

/ (hjuːˈmɪdɪˌstæt) /

noun

a device for maintaining constant humidityAlso called: hygrostat
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Science definitions for humidistat

humidistat

[ hyōō-mĭdĭ-stăt′ ]

See hygrostat.
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