Definition of Hygrometer

1. Noun. Measuring instrument for measuring the relative humidity of the atmosphere.




Definition of Hygrometer

1. n. An instrument for measuring the degree of moisture of the atmosphere.

Definition of Hygrometer

1. Noun. (meteorology) An instrument that measures the humidity of the air or other gases, especially the relative humidity ¹

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Definition of Hygrometer

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Medical Definition of Hygrometer

1. An instrument for measuring the degree of moisture of the atmosphere. Daniell's hygrometer, a form of hygrometer consisting of a bent glass tube terminating in two bulbs, the one covered with muslin, the other of black glass, and containing ether and a thermometer. Ether being poured on the muslin, the black ball, cooled by the evaporation of the ether within, is soon covered with dew; at this moment, the inclosed thermometer gives the dew-point, and this, compared with the reading of one in the air, determines the humidity. Origin: Gr. Wet, moist: cf. F. Hygrometre. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hygrometer

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Literary usage of Hygrometer

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1. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"Having had my thermometer working satisfactorily for about three months, and having just completed a hygrometer, I feel justified in describing them as ..."

2. Meteorology: A Text-book on the Weather, the Causes of Its Changes, and by Willis Isbister Milham (1912)
"The 100 per cent point may be verified by exposing the hygrometer to completely ... The hair hygrometer is also affected somewhat by temperature changes, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"A modification of Daniell's hygrometer has been proposed by ... hygrometer. In this instrument air is drawn through a silver-coated glass tuba containing ..."

4. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1894)
"The Wet and Dry Bulb hygrometer. — This instrument is that which is almost universally used for continuous records of humidity, and depends in principle on ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1877)
"In making an observation, the hygrometer should be placed at an open window, ... An excellent hygrometer, on a similar principle, but of less portable ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"And this observation is the foundation of the hygrometer of Lambert, which, ... Whenever the hair in Saus- sure's hygrometer is lengthened or shortened by ..."

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