from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A regulator depending upon the action of metals when exposed to heat, and used either to control heat or some other action.
- noun A device for regulating the temperature of a heating-apparatus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Physics) A device for the automatic regulation of temperature; a thermostat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat
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