Definitions

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  • n. The scientific study of heat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A discourse on, or an account of, heat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of heat.

Etymologies

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thermo- +‎ -ology

Examples

  • I think that the “Poema Bomba” by Augusto de Campos have the influence of that one by Harold Bloom,but is stronger using the thermology of the New-Yorker.

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  • The burning of a candle cannot be explained without involving chemistry, mechanics, thermology.

    Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects Everyman's Library

  • So that, to get materials for further advance, astronomy requires not only the indirect aid of the sciences which have presided over the making of its improved instruments, but the direct aid of an advanced optics, of barology, of thermology, of hygrometry; and if we remember that these delicate observations are in some cases registered electrically, and that they are further corrected for the

    Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects Everyman's Library

  • After the discovery of atmospheric pressure had led to the invention of the air-pump by Otto Guericke; and after it had become known that evaporation increases in rapidity as atmospheric pressure decreases; it became possible for Leslie, by evaporation in a vacuum, to produce the greatest cold known; and so to extend our knowledge of thermology by showing that there is no zero within reach of our researches.

    Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects Everyman's Library

  • Thus acoustics was arrested until thermology overtook and aided it.

    Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects Everyman's Library

  • Thus mechanics, hydrostatics, optics, acoustics, thermology, have successively been rendered mathematical; and astronomy was brought by Newton within the laws of general mechanics.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive

  • Thus mechanics, hydrostatics, optics, acoustics, and thermology, have successively been rendered mathematical; and astronomy was brought by

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • At least he didn't include astrology and thermology.

    RealClimate

  • Comte, that gravitating force should be treated of before other forces, seeing that all things are subject to it, it may on like grounds be said that heat should be first dealt with; seeing that thermal forces are everywhere in action; that the ability of any portion of matter to manifest visible gravitative phenomena depends on its state of aggregation, which is determined by heat; that only by the aid of thermology can we explain those apparent exceptions to the gravitating tendency which are presented by steam and smoke, and so establish its universality, and that, indeed, the very existence of the solar system in a solid form is just as much a question of heat as it is one of gravitation.

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