wet-bulb thermometer

wet-bulb thermometer
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wet-buhlb]
    • /ˈwɛtˌbʌlb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wet-buhlb]
    • /ˈwɛtˌbʌlb/

Definitions of wet-bulb thermometer words

  • noun wet-bulb thermometer a thermometer having a bulb that is kept moistened when humidity determinations are being made with a psychrometer. 1
  • noun wet-bulb thermometer a thermometer the bulb of which is covered by a moist muslin bag, used together with a dry-bulb thermometer to measure humidity 0
  • noun wet-bulb thermometer a thermometer having its bulb covered with a wet cloth: the water evaporates to cool the wet bulb, and by comparing its temperature to a dry-bulb thermometer the amount of water vapor in the air can be determined 0

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Origin of wet-bulb thermometer

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50

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Parts of speech for Wet-bulb thermometer


wet-bulb thermometer popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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