Definition of thermostat in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈθəːməstat/


A device that automatically regulates temperature, or that activates a device when the temperature reaches a certain point.
Example sentences
  • For temperature scans, a thermocouple connected to a thermostat was placed in the sample window close to the sample.
  • Check the water temperature with an accurate thermometer; hot tub thermostats may differ in regulating water temperatures by as much as four degrees.
  • Install a programmable thermostat that will automatically lower night-time temperatures.



Pronunciation: /θəːməˈstatɪk/
Example sentences
  • Only leave electric blankets switched on all night if they have thermostatic controls for safe all-night use.
  • Heat output can be controlled by a central thermostat or you can install thermostatic valves that regulate the heat of individual radiators.
  • The bathrooms are fitted with white Victorian suites, thermostatic showers, mirrors and shaving lights.


Pronunciation: /θəːməˈstatɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • Features include recessed low-voltage lighting, a video intercom and gas central heating with thermostatically controlled radiators.
  • All greenhouses need some form of ventilation, preferably automatic if you are out all day (oddly enough automatic window openers, operated thermostatically, are not expensive and can be used in the smallest of greenhouses).
  • Since wildlife is attracted to water, if your yard doesn't have a pond or stream, consider adding a birdbath or a recirculating fountain with a thermostatically controlled heater.

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