Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An instrument that uses the difference in readings between two thermometers, one having a wet bulb and the other having a dry bulb, to measure the moisture content or relative humidity of air.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instrument for determining the tension of the aqueous vapor in the air or the relative humidity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An instrument for measuring the tension of the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere, being essentially a wet and dry bulb hygrometer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun meteorology Any of several instruments used to measure the relative humidity of the atmosphere; especially a wet-and-dry-bulb hygrometer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a hygrometer consisting of a dry-bulb thermometer and a wet-bulb thermometer; their difference indicates the dryness of the surrounding air

Etymologies

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psychro- + -meter

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