Definition of Thermostat

1. Noun. A regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat.

Exact synonyms: Thermoregulator
Terms within: Bimetallic Strip
Group relationships: Cooling System, Engine Cooling System, Brooder, Incubator
Specialized synonyms: Cryostat, Pyrostat
Generic synonyms: Regulator
Derivative terms: Thermostatic

2. Verb. Control the temperature with a thermostat.
Generic synonyms: Check, Contain, Control, Curb, Hold, Hold In, Moderate

Definition of Thermostat

1. n. A self-acting apparatus for regulating temperature by the unequal expansion of different metals, liquids, or gases by heat, as in opening or closing the damper of a stove, or the like, as the heat becomes greater or less than is desired.

Definition of Thermostat

1. Noun. a device that automatically responds to changes in temperature by activating a heating or cooling system to maintain the temperature at a desired setting ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thermostat

1. [v -STATTED, -STATTING, -STATS, -STATED, -STATING]

Medical Definition of Thermostat

1. A self-acting apparatus for regulating temperature by the unequal expansion of different metals, liquids, or gases by heat, as in opening or closing the damper of a stove, or the like, as the heat becomes greater or less than is desired. Origin: Thermo- + Gr. To make to stand. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thermostat

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thermostabile
thermostabilities
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thermostable enzyme
thermostable opsonin
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thermostat (current term)
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thermostromuhr
thermosystaltic

Literary usage of Thermostat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1916)
"12—Water Pump and thermostat. 2 Motor water pump cover gasket. 24 Motor water pump 1 Motor water pump cover stud. Motor water pump 3 Motor water pump shaft ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1901)
"AN ELECTRICALLY HEATED AND ELECTRICALLY CONTROLLED thermostat. ... For maintaining my 3O-liter thermostat at 25° C., I have found that one 16 cp and one 8 ..."

3. Practical Physical Chemistry by Alexander Findlay (1920)
"By this means water from the thermostat can be caused to circulate through apparatus and be returned again to the thermostat. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1903)
"A thermostat is an apparatus, or instrument, for automatically maintaining ... Where and of what character is the thermostat by which the temperature of the ..."

5. Mechanical Equipment of Buildings: A Reference Book for Engineers and Architects by Louis Allen Harding, Arthur Cutts Willard (1917)
"The graduated type of thermostat consists of the thermostatic tube A of vulcanized rubber, a change in the length of which produces motion in the valve ..."

6. The Osmotic Pressure of Aqueous Solutions: Report on Investigations Made in by Harmon Northrop Morse (1914)
"THE thermostat. No single element in a system of regulation is of greater ... The best form of thermostat which we have in use is shown in Figure 30. ..."

7. Mechanical Equipment of Buildings: A Reference Book for Engineers and Architects by Louis Allen Harding, Arthur Cutts Willard (1916)
"The screw S is a similar valve which controls the supply of air to the thermostat, and this screw is set so as to allow the auto pass into the thermostat in ..."

8. The Electrician (1883)
"The thermostat is five and a half inches high, and one and a half wide ; and when placed in- position, an ornamental metal covering renders it sightly and ..."

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