wet-bulb thermometer

wet-bulb thermometer
a thermometer having a bulb that is kept moistened when humidity determinations are being made with a psychrometer. Cf. dry-bulb thermometer.

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  • wet-bulb thermometer — [wet′bulb′] n. Meteorol. 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 …   English World dictionary

  • Wet-bulb thermometer — (Physics) That one of the two similar thermometers of a psychrometer the bulb of which is moistened; also, the entire instrument. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wet-bulb thermometer — noun a thermometer with a bulb that is covered with moist muslin; used in a psychrometer to measure humidity • Ant: ↑dry bulb thermometer • Hypernyms: ↑thermometer • Part Holonyms: ↑psychrometer * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wet-bulb temperature — The wet bulb temperature is a type of temperature measurement that reflects the physical properties of a system with a mixture of a gas and a vapor, usually air and water vapor. Wet bulb temperature can have several technical meanings:… …   Wikipedia

  • wet-bulb temperature — The lowest temperature at which air may be cooled by the evaporation of water at a constant pressure. It is measured with a wet bulb thermometer …   Aviation dictionary

  • wet-bulb temperature — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : temperature indicated by a wet bulb thermometer that is lower than the actual temperature of the air compare psychrometer …   Useful english dictionary

  • wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer — n PSYCHROMETER * * * psychrometer …   Medical dictionary

  • dry-bulb thermometer — noun an ordinary thermometer with a dry bulb; used to measure the air temperature • Ant: ↑wet bulb thermometer • Hypernyms: ↑thermometer • Part Holonyms: ↑psychrometer * * * noun : an ordinary thermometer; …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry-bulb thermometer — [drī′bulb′] n. a thermometer that is not covered with a wet cloth: see WET BULB THERMOMETER …   English World dictionary

  • dry-bulb thermometer — /druy bulb / a thermometer having a dry bulb: used in conjunction with a wet bulb thermometer in a psychrometer. * * * …   Universalium

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