[ 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.

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 Forms

thermometric (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 forms

ther′mo•metric (thûr′mō-mĕtrĭk) adj.
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