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wet-bulb thermometer


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wet-bulb thermometer a thermometer with a bulb that is covered with moist muslin; used in a psychrometer to measure humidity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wet-bulb thermometer (Physics) That one of the two similar thermometers of a psychrometer the bulb of which is moistened; also, the entire instrument.
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In literature:

Thermometer: Sunrise, 80 degrees; at 11 a.m., 93 degrees; wet bulb, 80 degrees.
"Journals of Australian Explorations" by A C and F T Gregory
F., the moisture is between 85 and 95 per cent if the wet-bulb thermometer is from 1 to 2 deg.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
Make your observation of the wet and dry-bulb thermometers and note the difference between the two readings.
"Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology" by Robert DeCourcy Ward