wet-bulb thermometer

wet-bulb thermometer
wet-bulb thermometer [wet′bulb′]
Meteorol. a thermometer having its bulb covered with a wet cloth: the water evaporates to cool the wet bulb, and by comparing its temperature to a dry-bulb thermometer the amount of water vapor in the air can be determined

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  • Wet-bulb thermometer — (Physics) That one of the two similar thermometers of a psychrometer the bulb of which is moistened; also, the entire instrument. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wet-bulb thermometer — noun a thermometer with a bulb that is covered with moist muslin; used in a psychrometer to measure humidity • Ant: ↑dry bulb thermometer • Hypernyms: ↑thermometer • Part Holonyms: ↑psychrometer * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • wet-bulb thermometer — /wet bulb / a thermometer having a bulb that is kept moistened when humidity determinations are being made with a psychrometer. Cf. dry bulb thermometer. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Wet-bulb temperature — The wet bulb temperature is a type of temperature measurement that reflects the physical properties of a system with a mixture of a gas and a vapor, usually air and water vapor. Wet bulb temperature can have several technical meanings:… …   Wikipedia

  • wet-bulb temperature — The lowest temperature at which air may be cooled by the evaporation of water at a constant pressure. It is measured with a wet bulb thermometer …   Aviation dictionary

  • wet-bulb temperature — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : temperature indicated by a wet bulb thermometer that is lower than the actual temperature of the air compare psychrometer …   Useful english dictionary

  • wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer — n PSYCHROMETER * * * psychrometer …   Medical dictionary

  • Wet Bulb Globe Temperature — The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) is a composite temperature used to estimate the effect of temperature, humidity, and solar radiation on humans. It is used by industrial hygienists, athletes, and the military to determine appropriate… …   Wikipedia

  • wet-bulb temperature — /wɛt bʌlb ˈtɛmprətʃə/ (say wet bulb tempruhchuh) noun the temperature reading on a thermometer which has its bulb wrapped in wet muslin, the reading being less than that taken on a normal dry thermometer because of the cooling effect of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : psychrometer * * * wet and dry bulb thermometer noun A hygrometer consisting of two thermometers, one with a dry bulb, the other with the bulb kept moist • • • Main Entry: ↑wet …   Useful english dictionary