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psychrometer Line breaks: psy|chrom¦eter
Pronunciation: /sʌɪˈkrɒmɪtə/

Definition of psychrometer in English:


A hygrometer consisting of wet-bulb and dry-bulb thermometers, 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.


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

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