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  1. a device for measuring small temperature changes. It depends on the changes of pressure resulting from expanding or contracting solids
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Derived Formstasimetric (ˌtæsɪˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivetasimetry, noun

Word Origin

C19 tasi-, from Greek tasis tension + -meter
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Historical Examples

  • Experiments with Edison's tasimeter seemed to show that the corona radiates a sensible amount of heat.

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century

    Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke

  • The tasimeter has been used to demonstrate heat from remote stars (suns), such as Arcturus.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

    Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin