[ ther-mom-i-tree ]
/ θərˈmɒm ɪ tri /


the branch of physics dealing with the measurement of temperature.
the science of the construction and use of thermometers.

Nearby words

  1. thermomagnetic,
  2. thermomassage,
  3. thermometer,
  4. thermometric,
  5. thermometric titration,
  6. thermomotive,
  7. thermomotor,
  8. thermonasty,
  9. thermonuclear,
  10. thermonuclear bomb

Origin of thermometry

First recorded in 1855–60; thermo- + -metry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thermometry

  • Many diverse applications of the interferometer have been developed, as, for example, in thermometry.

    Inventors at Work|George Iles
  • There are two scales used in thermometry, the Fahrenheit and the Centigrade.

    Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • The expansion of mercury and other liquids is employed in thermometry.

British Dictionary definitions for thermometry


/ (θəˈmɒmɪtrɪ) /


the branch of physics concerned with the measurement of temperature and the design and use of thermometers and pyrometers
Derived Formsthermometric (ˌθɜːməˈmɛtrɪk) or thermometrical, adjectivethermometrically, adverb

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Medicine definitions for thermometry


[ thər-mŏmĭ-trē ]


Measurement of temperature.
The technology of temperature measurement.
Related formsther′mo•metric (thûr′mō-mĕtrĭk) adj.

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