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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Thermometer  \Ther*mom"e*ter\,  n.  [Thermo-  +  -meter:  cf  F. 
  thermom[`e]tre.  See  {Thermal}.]  (Physics) 
  An  instrument  for  measuring  temperature,  founded  on  the 
  principle  that  changes  of  temperature  in  bodies  are 
  accompained  by  proportional  changes  in  their  volumes  or 
  Note:  The  thermometer  usually  consists  of  a  glass  tube  of 
  capillary  bore,  terminating  in  a  bulb,  and  containing 
  mercury  or  alcohol,  which  expanding  or  contracting 
  according  to  the  temperature  to  which  it  is  exposed, 
  indicates  the  degree  of  heat  or  cold  by  the  amount  of 
  space  occupied,  as  shown  by  the  position  of  the  top  of 
  the  liquid  column  on  a  graduated  scale.  See 
  {Centigrade},  {Fahrenheit},  and  {R['e]aumur}.  To  reduce 
  degrees  Fahrenheit  to  degrees  Centigrade,  substract 
  32[deg]  and  multiply  by  5/9;  to  reduce  degrees 
  Centigrade  to  degrees  Fahrenheit,  multiply  by  9/5  and 
  add  32[deg]. 
  {Air  thermometer},  {Balance  thermometer},  etc  See  under 
  {Air},  {Balance},  etc 
  {Metallic  thermometer},  a  form  of  thermometer  indicating 
  changes  of  temperature  by  the  expansion  or  contraction  of 
  rods  or  strips  of  metal. 
  {Register  thermometer},  or  {Self-registering  thermometer},  a 
  thermometer  that  registers  the  maximum  and  minimum  of 
  temperature  occurring  in  the  interval  of  time  between  two 
  consecutive  settings  of  the  instrument.  A  common  form 
  contains  a  bit  of  steel  wire  to  be  pushed  before  the 
  column  and  left  at  the  point  of  maximum  temperature,  or  a 
  slide  of  enamel,  which  is  drawn  back  by  the  liquid,  and 
  left  within  it  at  the  point  of  minimum  temperature. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  for  measuring  temperature 

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