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Meaning of PYROMETER

Pronunciation:  pI'râmitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a thermometer designed to measure high temperatures
 

PYROMETER is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: optical pyrometer, pyrometric cone, pyroscope, radiation pyrometer, resistance pyrometer, thermometer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Py*rom"e*ter\, n. [Pyro- + -meter: cf. F.
pyrom[`e]tre.]
1. (Physics) An instrument used for measuring the expansion
   of solid bodies by heat.

2. (Physics) An instrument for measuring degrees of heat
   above those indicated by the mercurial thermometer.

Note: It is usually constructed so as to register the change
      which the heat to be measured produces in the length of
      some expansible substance, as a metallic rod, or in the
      intensity of a thermo-electric current.

 

 

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