hygroscope

[hahy-gruh-skohp]

Origin of hygroscope

First recorded in 1655–65; hygro- + -scope
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British Dictionary definitions for hygroscope

hygroscope

noun
  1. any device that indicates the humidity of the air without necessarily measuring it
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hygroscope in Science

hygroscope

[hīgrə-skōp′]
  1. An instrument that records changes in atmospheric humidity. Unlike a hygrometer, a hygroscope only indicates a change in relative humidity, without measuring the magnitude of the change.
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