Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various thermometers used for measuring high temperatures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instrument, in the form of a simple metallic bar, employed by Muschenbroek, about 1730, for measuring the changes produced in the dimensions of solid bodies by the application of heat. ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

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

  • noun (Physics) An instrument used for measuring the expansion of solid bodies by heat.
  • noun (Physics) An instrument for measuring degrees of heat above those indicated by the mercurial thermometer.

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

  • noun A thermometer designed to measure high temperatures.
  • noun An instrument for measuring the thermal expansion of solids.

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

  • noun a thermometer designed to measure high temperatures

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Examples

  • Pyrometer: A pyrometer is a sophisticated thermometer used to measure high temperaturesin brick kilns.

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  • A somewhat similar instrument is the Gauntlett pyrometer, which is largely used in the north of England.

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  • The electric pyrometer, which is perhaps the most elegant and original of all William Siemens's inventions, is also the link which connects his electrical with his metallurgical researches.

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  • Experience-based strategies could establish the heat of the kiln during for and during firing, and tools such as Wedgwood's pyrometer added further control for the process. 41

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  • Jerry spaced the burns and kept an eye on the pyrometer, adding just enough heat to make up for routine cooling inside the envelope.

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  • Jerry spaced the burns and kept an eye on the pyrometer, adding just enough heat to make up for routine cooling inside the envelope.

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  • Jerry spaced the burns and kept an eye on the pyrometer, adding just enough heat to make up for routine cooling inside the envelope.

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  • In his other spare time Stanhope invented a printing press, a pyrometer, fireproofing (his demo involved burning the ground floor while interested parties ate ice cream on the upper floor, unscathed), a multiplying-and-dividing machine, and a floating mine (before Fulton).

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  • In his other spare time Stanhope invented a printing press, a pyrometer, fireproofing (his demo involved burning the ground floor while interested parties ate ice cream on the upper floor, unscathed), a multiplying-and-dividing machine, and a floating mine (before Fulton).

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  • If I were doing this, I would get the gadgets in the USA - blower, pyrometer, and any controls you wanted (if you want them).

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