Origin of thermometry

First recorded in 1855–60; thermo- + -metry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for thermometry

Historical Examples of 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.

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

British Dictionary definitions for thermometry


  1. 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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thermometry in Medicine


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