- 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 thermostatic
Historical Examples of thermostatic
The automatic iron has what is called a thermostatic control which holds the temperature of the iron at the heat you want.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist
Eric B. Wilson
This is accomplished by means of a thermostatic bar made of plates of brass and vulcanite fastened together.
Fig. 69 shows a thermostatic control valve attached to the bottom of a heater coil, and at the side of storage tank.Elements of Plumbing
It probably wouldn't be noticed that the torn and blood-spattered clothes on the corpse were not thermostatic.The Standardized Man
- 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 thermostatic
- 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.