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noun Metallurgy.
an instrument for measuring the temperature of a metal, utilizing the principle that the electrical resistance of the metal varies with the temperature.
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Origin of resistance thermometer

First recorded in 1885–90
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resistance thermometer

noun
an accurate type of thermometer in which temperature is calculated from the resistance of a coil of wire (usually of platinum) or of a semiconductor placed at the point at which the temperature is to be measured
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