[ hyoo-mid-uh-stat or, often, yoo- ]
/ hyuˈmɪd əˌstæt or, often, yu- /
an instrument for measuring and controlling humidity.
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Also called hy·gro·stat [hahy-gruh-stat] /ˈhaɪ grəˌstæt/.
Words nearby humidistat
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Example sentences from the Web for hygrostat
Hygroscopic′ity; Hygrostat′ics, the art of measuring degrees of moisture.
British Dictionary definitions for hygrostat (1 of 2)
/ (ˈhaɪɡrəˌstæt) /
another name for humidistat
British Dictionary definitions for hygrostat (2 of 2)
/ (hjuːˈmɪdɪˌstæt) /
a device for maintaining constant humidityAlso called: hygrostat
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Scientific definitions for hygrostat (1 of 2)
[ hī′grə-stăt′ ]
A device used for regulating the relative humidity of an enclosed space. A hygrostat contains a sensor that detects a preset level of humidity and is connected to a heater that is turned off and on as needed in order to keep the humidity at the preset level. Hygrostats are used in humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and are placed in the ductwork of laboratories and other facilities where climate control is necessary. Also called humidistat
Scientific definitions for hygrostat (2 of 2)
[ hyōō-mĭd′ĭ-stăt′ ]
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