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thalpotasimeter

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus for observing, measuring, or recording the intensity of high heats: a form of pyrometer for high heats.
  • n. Specifically An apparatus of the kind which uses the tension of a vapor as a means of observing the heat, as that of the vapor of ether for lower ranges, and that of the vapor of mercury for greater. The vapor-tension moves a gage-needle over a dial, or a recording-lever may be moved across a moving disk or band of paper.

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