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Alcohol-in-Glass Thermometer

Definition of the noun alcohol-in-glass thermometer

What does alcohol-in-glass thermometer mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. thermometer consisting of a glass capillary tube marked with degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit and containing alcohol which rises or falls as it expands or contracts with changes in temperature
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of alcohol-in-glass thermometer: alcohol thermometer
    • more generic word: thermometer = measuring instrument for measuring temperature

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alcohol-in-Glass Thermometer

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Google previewA Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2013)

by Anthony G. Atkins, Tony Atkins, Marcel Escudier

alcohol thermometer (alcohol-in-glass thermometer) A ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1894)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

An alcohol-in-glass thermometer is easily made strong enough to bear a temperature of 100° C, as this gives by the pressure of the vapor an internal bursting pressure of not quite an atmosphere and a quarter in excess of the atmospheric ...

Google previewDictionary of Global Climate Change (2012)

by W.J. Maunder

minimum thermometer - Usually, an alcohol-in-glass thermometer which carries a small index within the bore, below the ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

An alcohol-in-glass thermometer is easily made strong enough to bear a temperature of 100° C, as this gives by the pressure of the vapor an internal bursting pressure of not quite an atmosphere and a quarter in excess of the atmospheric ...

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