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pyrometer

[ pahy-rom-i-ter ]
/ paɪˈrɒm ɪ tər /
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noun

an apparatus for measuring high temperatures that uses the radiation emitted by a hot body as a basis for measurement.

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Origin of pyrometer

First recorded in 1740–50; pyro- + -meter

OTHER WORDS FROM pyrometer

py·ro·met·ric [pahy-ruh-me-trik], /ˌpaɪ rəˈmɛ trɪk/, py·ro·met·ri·cal, adjectivepy·ro·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbpy·rom·e·try, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrometer

pyrometer
/ (paɪˈrɒmɪtə) /

noun

an instrument for measuring high temperatures, esp by measuring the brightness (optical pyrometer) or total quantity (radiation pyrometer) of the radiation produced by the source. Other types include the resistance thermometer and the thermocouple

Derived forms of pyrometer

pyrometric (ˌpaɪrəʊˈmɛtrɪk) or pyrometrical, adjectivepyrometrically, adverbpyrometry, noun
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