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Meaning of THERMOSTAT

Pronunciation:  'thurmu`stat

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat
  2. [v]  control the temperature with a thermostat
 

THERMOSTAT is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: thermoregulator
 
 See Also: bimetallic strip, brooder, check, contain, control, cooling system, cryostat, curb, engine cooling system, hold, hold in, incubator, moderate, pyrostat, regulator

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ther"mo*stat\, n. [Thermo- + Gr. ? to make to
stand.] (Physics)
A self-acting apparatus for regulating temperature by the
unequal expansion of different metals, liquids, or gases by
heat, as in opening or closing the damper of a stove, or the
like, as the heat becomes greater or less than is desired.

 

 

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