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gas thermometer

noun
1.
a device for measuring temperature by observing the change in either pressure or volume of an enclosed gas.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • The temperature of the sample immersed in a liquid nitrogen bath is monitored with an argon gas thermometer.
British Dictionary definitions for gas thermometer

gas thermometer

noun
1.
a device for measuring temperature by observing the pressure of gas at a constant volume or the volume of a gas kept at a constant pressure
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