psychrometer

[ sahy-krom-i-ter ]
/ saɪˈkrɒm ɪ tər /

noun

an instrument for determining atmospheric humidity by the reading of two thermometers, the bulb of one being kept moist and ventilated.

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Origin of psychrometer

First recorded in 1720–30; psychro- + -meter

OTHER WORDS FROM psychrometer

psy·chro·met·ric [sahy-kruh-me-trik], /ˌsaɪ krəˈmɛ trɪk/, psy·chro·met·ri·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for psychrometer

psychrometer
/ (saɪˈkrɒmɪtə) /

noun

a type of hygrometer consisting of two thermometers, one of which has a dry bulb and the other a bulb that is kept moist and ventilated. The difference between the readings of the thermometers gives an indication of atmospheric humidityAlso called: wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer
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Medical definitions for psychrometer

psychrometer
[ sī-krŏmĭ-tər ]

n.

An instrument that uses the difference in readings between thermometers specialized to measure the moisture content or relative humidity of air.
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Scientific definitions for psychrometer

psychrometer
[ sī-krŏmĭ-tər ]

See under hygrometer.
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