resistance thermometer

resistance thermometer

noun Metallurgy.
an instrument for measuring the temperature of a metal, utilizing the principle that the electrical resistance of the metal varies with the temperature.

Origin:
1885–90

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resistance thermometer
 
n
an accurate type of thermometer in which temperature is calculated from the resistance of a coil of wire (usually of platinum) or of a semiconductor placed at the point at which the temperature is to be measured

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resistance thermometer n.
A device measuring temperature by the change of the electrical resistance of a metal wire.

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