humidistat

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

an instrument for measuring and controlling humidity.

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 hygrostat (1 of 2)

hygrostat

/ (ˈhaɪɡrəˌstæt) /

noun

another name for humidistat

British Dictionary definitions for hygrostat (2 of 2)

humidistat

/ (hjuːˈmɪdɪˌstæt) /

noun

a device for maintaining constant humidityAlso called: hygrostat
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Science definitions for hygrostat (1 of 2)

hygrostat

[ hīgrə-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

Science definitions for hygrostat (2 of 2)

humidistat

[ hyōō-mĭdĭ-stăt′ ]

See hygrostat.
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