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air thermometer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n air thermometer thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the pressure of a gas kept at constant volume
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Air thermometer a form of thermometer in which the contraction and expansion of air is made to measure changes of temperature.
    • Air thermometer etc. See under Air Balance, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

It was terribly cold, the thermometer registering twenty below zero; but the sun was very brilliant, and the air still.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
Yet, in spite of this current of air, the thermometer stood at 85 deg.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
I happened to be in the gardens at Nain when a northerly air made it feel chilly and the thermometer stood only a little above freezing.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
With a proper thermometer it could be proved that even the air at the focus is just as cold as the surrounding air.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Make an air thermometer.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Why do you call it an air thermometer; the tube contains a coloured liquid?
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Professor Rowland also found that the degrees on the air thermometer from 40 deg.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888" by Various
They had no thermometer with which to test it, but it was evidently of much higher temperature than the air!
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The air thermometers are designed with a special view to taking quickly the temperature of the air.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
The thermometer, held for an instant in the air, descended to thirty degrees below zero.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
At noon they started again; the temperature was very low; the thermometer marked only -22 degrees; the air was very clear.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
The day proved intensely hot and steamy, with scarcely any air, though the thermometer was not so high as one would have fancied.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The seams gaped and the piercing air entered on every side with the thermometer twenty below zero.
"Adventurers of the Far North" by Stephen Leacock
The thermometer for determining the temperature of the air or gas contained in the jar.
"Elements of Chemistry," by Antoine Lavoisier
The inland, simmering beneath the sun, with the thermometer in the eighties or worse, sends heavenward great columns of heated air.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
The thermometer hovered at four degrees above zero and the air was dry and sparkling.
"Molly Brown's Sophomore Days" by Nell Speed
The air felt very cold, although the thermometer was not below 39 degrees.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
Thermometer, air 54 deg., water 60 deg.
"Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States" by Raphael Semmes
The thermometer on the left hand should first be read, and a note made of its indication, which is the temperature of the air.
"A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments" by Henry Negretti
The air was delightfully warm, with the thermometer at 10 deg.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
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In news:

Sunday lows will hit 43 degrees on the thermometer before the sun breaks Monday and warmer air moves in.
When I was on the air I had to take a double take when I saw 80 degrees and sure enough that's what the thermometer read.
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