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thermometry

[ther-mom-i-tree]
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noun
  1. the branch of physics dealing with the measurement of temperature.
  2. 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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Examples from the Web for thermometry

Historical Examples

  • 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.

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


British Dictionary definitions for thermometry

thermometry

noun
  1. the branch of physics concerned with the measurement of temperature and the design and use of thermometers and pyrometers
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Derived Formsthermometric (ˌθɜːməˈmɛtrɪk) or thermometrical, adjectivethermometrically, adverb
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thermometry in Medicine

thermometry

(thər-mŏmĭ-trē)
n.
  1. Measurement of temperature.
  2. The technology of temperature measurement.
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Related formsther′mo•metric (thûr′mō-mĕtrĭk) adj.
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