Share this entry

Share this page

psychrometer

Syllabification: psy·chrom·e·ter
Pronunciation: /sīˈkrämədər
 
/

Definition of psychrometer in English:

noun

A hygrometer consisting of a wet-bulb and a dry-bulb thermometer, the difference in the two thermometer readings being used to determine atmospheric humidity.
Example sentences
  • Late in the dry season, soil water potential was measured in the interspaces, and beneath the projected canopies of D. articulata and Maytenus boaria, with dewpoint-mode thermocouple psychrometers.
  • Two fresh leaf discs were punched from the centre of each blade, and the water potential of the discs was measured using a thermocouple psychrometer (Wescor, Logan, UT, USA).
  • Room temperature and air humidity were recorded with an Assman psychrometer.

Origin

early 18th century: from Greek psukhros 'cold' + -meter.

Definition of psychrometer in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something