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resistance thermometer Line breaks: re|sist|ance therm|om¦eter

Definition of resistance thermometer in English:


An instrument used to measure a change in temperature by its effect on the electrical resistance of a platinum or other metal wire.
Example sentences
  • The block was fitted with a platinum resistance thermometer, which not only measured the temperature of the block, but also acted as a sensor to a temperature controller driving a Peltier chip.
  • The new software can test thermocouples of all types, resistance temperature detectors, standard platinum resistance thermometers, thermistors, and even liquid-in-glass thermometers.
  • Most temperature-measuring devices on radiosondes are electrical resistance thermometers.
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