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pyrometer

[pahy-rom-i-ter] /paɪˈrɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
an apparatus for measuring high temperatures that uses the radiation emitted by a hot body as a basis for measurement.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; pyro- + -meter
Related forms
pyrometric
[pahy-ruh-me-trik] /ˌpaɪ rəˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
pyrometrical, adjective
pyrometrically, adverb
pyrometry, noun
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Examples from the web for pyrometer
  • The temperature may be measured by a thermocouple or a pyrometer.
  • Pretest temperatures were also taken using a suction pyrometer.
  • While the pyrometer measures the sample's surface temperature, the interior temperature is the real subject of concern.
  • Either device must be equipped with an indicating pyrometer which is positioned in the working area at the operator's eye level.
  • Another temperature monitoring method is to use a contact pyrometer.
  • Optical pyrometer techniques were eliminated because viewing ports are not typically available.
British Dictionary definitions for pyrometer

pyrometer

/paɪˈrɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring high temperatures, esp by measuring the brightness (optical pyrometer) or total quantity (radiation pyrometer) of the radiation produced by the source. Other types include the resistance thermometer and the thermocouple
Derived Forms
pyrometric (ˌpaɪrəʊˈmɛtrɪk), pyrometrical, adjective
pyrometrically, adverb
pyrometry, noun
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