Definition of thermocouple in English:


Line breaks: thermo|couple
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.
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    • 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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