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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Thermostat  \Ther"mo*stat\,  n.  [Thermo-  +  Gr  ?  to  make  to 
  stand.]  (Physics) 
  A  self-acting  apparatus  for  regulating  temperature  by  the 
  unequal  expansion  of  different  metals,  liquids,  or  gases  by 
  heat,  as  in  opening  or  closing  the  damper  of  a  stove,  or  the 
  like  as  the  heat  becomes  greater  or  less  than  is  desired. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  device  for  automatically  regulating  temperature  by 
  starting  or  stoping  the  supply  of  heat  [syn:  {thermoregulator}] 
  v  :  control  the  temperature  with  a  thermostat 

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