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I have the thermometer in my mouth and I am listening to it all the time.
William Whitelaw

Meaning of "thermometer" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THERMOMETER

thermometer  [θəˈmɒmɪtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THERMOMETER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Thermometer is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES THERMOMETER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

thermometer

Thermometer

A thermometer is a device that measures temperature or a temperature gradient using a variety of different principles. A thermometer has two important elements: the temperature sensor in which some physical change occurs with temperature, plus some means of converting this physical change into a numerical value. There are many types and many uses for thermometers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THERMOMETER


accelerometer
ækˌsɛləˈrɒmɪtə
anemometer
ˌænɪˈmɒmɪtə
atmometer
ætˈmɒmɪtə
dynamometer
ˌdaɪnəˈmɒmɪtə
electrodynamometer
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˌdaɪnəˈmɒmɪtə
endosmometer
ˌendɒzˈmɒmɪtə
geothermometer
ˌdʒiːəʊθəˈmɒmɪtə
katathermometer
ˌkætəθəˈmɒmɪtə
kilometre
kɪˈlɒmɪtə
ophthalmometer
ˌɒfθælˈmɒmɪtə
osmometer
ɒzˈmɒmɪtə
rhythmometer
ˌrɪðəˈmɒmɪtə
seismometer
saɪzˈmɒmɪtə
speedometer
spɪˈdɒmɪtə
sphygmometer
sfɪɡˈmɒmɪtə
stalagmometer
ˌstæləɡˈmɒmɪtə
strabismometer
ˌstræbɪzˈmɒmɪtə
tromometer
trɒˈmɒmɪtə
volumometer
ˌvɒljʊˈmɒmɪtə
zymometer
zaɪˈmɒmɪtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THERMOMETER

thermohaline
thermojunction
thermolabile
thermolability
thermology
thermoluminescence
thermoluminescent
thermolysis
thermolytic
thermomagnetic
thermometric
thermometrical
thermometrically
thermometry
thermomotor
thermonasty
thermonuclear
thermonuclear bomb
thermonuclear reaction
thermoperiodic

WORDS THAT END LIKE THERMOMETER

barometer
centimeter
Demeter
diameter
diffractometer
dosimeter
hydrometer
inclinometer
meter
micrometer
millimeter
multimeter
nanometer
odometer
parameter
perimeter
peter
potentiometer
spectrometer
spectrophotometer
voltmeter

Synonyms and antonyms of thermometer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «thermometer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THERMOMETER

Find out the translation of thermometer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of thermometer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «thermometer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

温度计
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

termómetro
570 millions of speakers

English

thermometer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

थर्मामीटर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تِرْمُومِتْر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

термометр
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

termômetro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

থার্মোমিটার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

thermomètre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Termometer
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Thermometer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

温度計
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

온도계
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Thermometer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhiệt kế
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெப்பமானி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थर्मामीटर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

termometre
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

termometro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

termometr
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

термометр
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

termometru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θερμόμετρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

termometer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

termometer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

termometer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of thermometer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THERMOMETER»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THERMOMETER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about thermometer

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9 QUOTES WITH «THERMOMETER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word thermometer.
1
Salvador Dali
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
2
Bobby Flay
An instant-read thermometer is your best bet for making sure that meat and fish are cooked to the proper temperature.
3
Peter Lynch
If you go to Minnesota in January, you should know that it's gonna be cold. You don't panic when the thermometer falls below zero.
4
Kevin McCarthy
There are two different types of leader. A person can either be like a thermometer or a thermostat. A thermometer will tell you what the temperature is. A thermostat will not only tell you what the temperature is, but it'll move you to the temperature you need to get to.
5
Enric Sala
The Ocean Health Index is like the thermometer of the ocean. It will allow us to take the temperature to know what is going on at the global level, trying to integrate different impacts, including overfishing, invasive species, coastal development, and climate change.
6
Vin Scully
I guess my thermometer for my baseball fever is still a goose bump.
7
Cornel West
You've got to be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of opinion; a thermometer just reflects it.
8
Gilbert White
We have had a very severe frost and deep snow this month. My thermometer was one day fourteen degrees and a half below the freezing point, within doors.
9
William Whitelaw
I have the thermometer in my mouth and I am listening to it all the time.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THERMOMETER»

Discover the use of thermometer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thermometer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The World of Physics
Heat and matter Types of thermometer There are many different types of thermometer. Any property of a material which changes with temperature can be used to indicate or measure temperature. For example, the expansion of solids, liquids ...
John Avison, 1989
2
Medical Assisting: Essentials of Administrative and Clinical ...
Care of Thermometers Each time a temperature is taken, the thermometer must be cleaned and soaked in disinfectant. Even when covered with a plastic sheath, it is possible to accidentally contaminate the thermometer, depositing organisms  ...
Lucille Keir, Barbara A. Wise, Connie Krebs, 2002
3
Lippincott's Nursing Procedures
Lubricate about Vi (1.3 cm) of the thermometer tip for an infant, 1" (2.5 cm) for a child, or about 1 W (3.8 cm) for an adult. Lubrication reduces friction and thus eases insertion. This step may be unnecessary when using disposable rectal sheaths ...
‎2009
4
Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic ...
The body temperature is measured in either degrees Fahrenheit (°F) or degrees Celsius (°C), using a clinical thermometer. Types of Clinical Thermometers There are many different types of clinical thermometers in use. Glass Thermometers ...
Pamela J. Carter, Susan Lewsen, 2005
5
Thermal Analysis of Polymeric Materials
4.1.2 Liquid-in-glass Thermometers A typical liquid-in-glass thermometer, capable of high precision thermometry is the mercury thermometer shown in Fig. 2.7. The variables of state needed for thermometry are temperature and time. The SI ...
Bernhard Wunderlich, 2005
6
A Comparison of Rowland's Mercury Thermometers with a ...
A Comparison of the Platinum Thermometer with a Tonnelot Thermometer Standardized at the Bureau International Des Poids Et Mesures. And a Reduction of Rowland's Values of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat to the Paris Nitrogen Scale ...
Charles William Waidner, 1898
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Thermometer and pyrometer
THERMOMETER on nearly the same principle was constructed by Kraft : * but their contrivances are inferior to several others of a later period, and do not require a detailed notice. We shall therefore proceed to describe the most approved ...
Thomas Stewart Traill, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), 1828
8
Thermometer
Sheila Rivera. Can you use a thermometer? Balance Compass Eyedropper Magnifying Glass Measuring Cup Microscope Ruler Scale. 8.
Sheila Rivera, 2006
9
Data Analysis Methods in Physical Oceanography
The most common type of the liquid expansion sensor is the mercury- in-glass thermometer. In their earliest oceanographic application, simple mercury thermometers were lowered into the ocean with hopes of measuring the temperature at ...
William J. Emery, Richard E. Thomson, 2001
10
Introduction to Health Science Technology
Bulb with mercury Stem with calibrations Oral thermometer Rectal thermometer FIGURE 13-s Types of clinical thermometers. temperature, because temperatures above 106°F (4l.l°C) can quickly lead to convulsions, brain damage, and death.
Louise Simmers, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THERMOMETER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term thermometer is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Focus: Recipe for a Quantum Thermometer
Theorists describe the best nanoscale thermometer allowed by the laws of physics to help experimenters push the limits of technology in measurements within ... «Physics, Jun 15»
2
A Baby Thermometer That Doesn't Disturb The Infant -- Blue Spark's …
A company has revolutionized infant care and monitoring with a smart thermometer that is available as a Bluetooth enabled patch that constantly monitors the ... «The Inquisitr, Jun 15»
3
Cardiac events could be diagnosed using a "heart attack thermometer"
That's why scientists from Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology have created a simple thermometer-like device that reportedly does the job. «Gizmag, May 15»
4
Fever pitch: A thermometer that's really smart
I've been testing a stick thermometer called Kinsa, billed as the "world's smartest thermometer," and the brainchild of Inder Singh, an infectious disease expert ... «The Courier-Journal, Mar 15»
5
What's the story, Wishbone? This smart thermometer takes …
There are lots of ways to take a baby's temperature, but they all require some form of contact, some more unpleasant than others. A new smart thermometer ... «Digital Trends, Jan 15»
6
This Bluetooth thermometer patch could bring an end to infant ear …
That's where TempTraq comes in, a thermometer in the form of a soft, stick-on patch that transmits your little one's vital signs straight to your smartphone. «Engadget, Jan 15»
7
On A Mission To Detect The Flu And Other Infectious Diseases With …
His two-year-old start-up Kinsa is pairing the low-tech thermometer with a smartphone. On its own, it is a useful, engaging consumer product, which retails for ... «Forbes, Dec 14»
8
Trust a meat thermometer over a pop-up timer for your turkey
To find out, we recently tested 21 pop-up thermometers in whole turkeys and turkey breasts. Our testing covered pop-up timers bought online and put into place ... «ConsumerReports.org, Nov 14»
9
Pomperaug High evacuated after thermometer breaks
SOUTHBURY – Pomperaug High School was evacuated Monday morning after a student broke a mercury thermometer. A male student was transported to the ... «FOX CT, Oct 14»
10
How A No-Touch Thermometer Detects A Fever
In the battle to stop Ebola's spread, health officials worldwide have been deploying thermometers in hopes of detecting the earliest symptoms among people ... «NPR, Oct 14»

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