Definition of Thermocouple

1. Noun. A kind of thermometer consisting of two wires of different metals that are joined at both ends; one junction is at the temperature to be measured and the other is held at a fixed lower temperature; the current generated in the circuit is proportional to the temperature difference.

Exact synonyms: Thermocouple Junction
Generic synonyms: Thermometer



Definition of Thermocouple

1. n. A thermoelectric couple.

Definition of Thermocouple

1. Noun. (physics) A transducer consisting of two different metals welded together at each end; a voltage is produced that is proportional to the difference in temperature between the two junctions (one of which is normally held at a known temperature) ¹

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Definition of Thermocouple

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Medical Definition of Thermocouple

1. A device for measuring slight changes in temperature, consisting of two wires of different metals, one wire being kept at a certain low temperature, the other in the tissue or other material whose temperature is to be measured; a thermoelectric current is set up which is measured by a potentiometer. Synonym: thermojunction. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thermocouple

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Literary usage of Thermocouple

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1. Pyrometry: The Papers and Discussion of a Symposium on Pyrometry Held by the by National Research Council (U.S.) (1920)
"Two methods are in common use for the measurement of the electromotive force produced by a thermocouple: 1. The milliammeter method, in which the current ..."

2. Pyrometry: The Papers and Discussion of a Symposium on Pyrometry Held by the by National Research Council (U.S.) (1920)
"Two methods are in common use for the measurement of the electromotive force produced by a thermocouple: 1. The milliammeter method, in which the current ..."

3. Bulletin by United States Weather Bureau (1895)
"If 1) be the amount of twist observed when the. temperature of the junctions of the thermocouple are respectively T and /, then l> = <,(Tl) + lt(T*-12) . ..."

4. The Measurement of High Temperatures by George Kimball Burgess, Henri Le Chatelier (1912)
"or to considerably better than any thermocouple can be depended upon at high ... Types of thermocouple Potentiometer. — The Cambridge thermocouple ..."

5. High-temperature Measurements by Henri Le Chatelier, Octave Boudouard (1912)
"or to considerably better than any thermocouple can be depended upon at high ... Types of thermocouple Potentiometer. — The Cambridge thermocouple ..."

6. Handbook For The Operation And Maintenance Of Hospital Medical Waste by DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"Consequently, any wiring connections from the thermocouple to the receiver or any ... thermocouple Types Although thermocouples typically are very reliable, ..."

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