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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instrument for measuring the intensity of radiating heat or cold.

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

  • noun (Physics), rare An instrument for measuring the intensity of heat radiating from a fire, or the cooling influence of bodies. It is a differential thermometer, having one bulb coated with gold or silver leaf.

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  • noun dated ,(physics) an early form of pyrometer

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  • noun a pyrometer that uses the color of the light emitted by a hot object

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