Definition of thermocouple in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈθəːməʊkʌp(ə)l/


A thermoelectric device for measuring temperature, consisting of two wires of different metals connected at two points, a voltage being developed between the two junctions in proportion to the temperature difference.
Example sentences
  • This effect is used in thermocouples, which measure temperature based upon change in electric flow.
  • Chamber temperature was measured with thermocouples.
  • A thermocouple consists of wires made of two different metals or alloys, and it has two junctions.

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