- a device, including a relay actuated by thermal conduction or convection, that functions to establish and maintain a desired temperature automatically or signals a change in temperature for manual adjustment.
- to equip or control with a thermostat.
Origin of thermostat
Examples from the Web for thermostat
Just consider the ubiquity of the products: the Honeywell thermostat, the Saul Bass credit scenes.How Jews Created American Modernism
August 1, 2014
The hipster former Apple guys who reinvented the thermostat have come up with the next big thing: a smoke alarm.How to Hack the Perfect Home
November 15, 2013
“I wanted to be able to control the thermostat, the attitudes, and the numbers,” he says, and got his wish.Inside an Oklahoma Abortion Clinic
January 22, 2013
He turned his oxygen down to the bare minimum and the thermostat as low as he dared.Far from Home
A thermostat can be placed on the system and the temperature of the water controlled.Elements of Plumbing
This thermostat, as it is called, was placed inside of the oven.The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses
John F. Woodhull
The mechanoids did not have thermostat stations, for they did not need them.The Genius
Explain about the heat, thermostat, type of iron and why results differ.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist
Eric B. Wilson
- a device that maintains a system at a constant temperature. It often consists of a bimetallic strip that bends as it expands and contracts with temperature, thus breaking and making contact with an electrical power supply
- a similar device that actuates equipment, such as a sprinkler, when a certain temperature is reached
Word Origin and History for thermostat
- A device that automatically controls heating or cooling equipment in such a way as to maintain a temperature at a constant level or within a specified range, generally using a thermometer capable of triggering electrical switches that activate or deactivate the equipment.
A device that monitors and automatically responds to changes in temperature and activates switches controlling devices such as furnaces or air conditioners.