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thermometer

ther·mom·e·ter

thermometer

 
 
pronunciation:
thr ma m tr
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part of speech: noun
definition: an instrument for measuring temperature. Some thermometers are made of a closed glass tube containing mercury or alcohol that rises or falls as the temperature rises or falls.
 
derivations: thermometric (adj.), thermometrical (adj.), thermometrically (adv.)
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Thermometer comes from two ancient Greek words that mean "heat" and "measure."
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