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thermometry

[ ther-mom-i-tree ]
/ θərˈmɒm ɪ tri /
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noun

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

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Origin of thermometry

First recorded in 1855–60; thermo- + -metry
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How to use thermometry in a sentence

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

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  • Cavendish devoted considerable attention to the subject of heat, especially thermometry.

  • There are two scales used in thermometry, the Fahrenheit and the Centigrade.

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  • The expansion of mercury and other liquids is employed in thermometry.

British Dictionary definitions for thermometry

thermometry
/ (θəˈmɒmɪtrɪ) /

noun

the branch of physics concerned with the measurement of temperature and the design and use of thermometers and pyrometers

Derived forms of thermometry

thermometric (ˌθɜːməˈmɛtrɪk) or thermometrical, adjectivethermometrically, adverb
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Medical definitions for thermometry

thermometry
[ thər-mŏmĭ-trē ]

n.

Measurement of temperature.
The technology of temperature measurement.

Other words from thermometry

ther′mo•metric (thûr′mō-mĕtrĭk) adj.
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