Definition of dry bulb in English:

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dry bulb


An ordinary exposed thermometer bulb, especially as used in conjunction with a wet bulb.
Example sentences
  • At a given temperature, high humidity causes little water evaporation and little cooling of the thermometer; therefore, the wet bulb thermometer reading is similar to that of the dry bulb thermometer.
  • Comfort conditions were calculated from dry bulb, wet bulb and globe temperature measurements as well as wind speed.
  • They calculated a temperature-humidity index that increases as dry bulb temperature and humidity rise.

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Syllabification: dry bulb

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