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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, esp. a sealed glass tube with a calibrated scale on the outside and a column of liquid, usu. mercury, inside that rises or falls as the temperature changes.
 
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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The word thermometer contains the following parts: