Definition of Air thermometer
1. Noun. Thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the pressure of a gas kept at constant volume.
Medical Definition of Air thermometer
1. See: gas thermometer. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Air thermometer
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"3. glass keeps much nearer to the air thermometer than does the mercury in the hard ... We infer that, still reckoning temperature by the air thermometer, ..."
2. Theory of Heat by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"ON THE air thermometer. The original thermometer invented by Galileo was an air thermometer. It consisted of a glass bulb with a long neck. ..."
3. Smithsonian Physical Tables by Smithsonian Institution, Thomas Gray (1896)
"air thermometer compared with others. This table gives the correction which added to the thermometer reading gives the temperature by the air thermometer. j ..."
4. A Text-book of Physics by John Henry Poynting, Joseph John Thomson (1904)
"... air thermometer—Callendar's Compensated air thermometer. The Expansion of Gases.—Since the volume of gas is very much affected by alteration of the ..."
5. System of Theoretical and Practical Chemistry by Friedrich Christian Accum, Thomas Cooper (1814)
"NATURE OF THE AIR-THERMOMETER, OR MANOMETER. This instrument, in which the expansion of air is tried, has been called manometer, but in truth it is only an ..."
6. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1841)
"The well-known objection to the ordinary air-thermometer he stated to be, that the air within the ball being in communication (through the interposed column ..."
7. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1894)
"The great practical difficulties attending the use of the constant pressure air thermometer have been overcome in the form of apparatus devised by Fig. 20. ..."
8. A Text Book of the Principles of Physics by Alfred Daniell (1885)
"The air thermometer, one of whose forms is shown in Fig. ... The air thermometer presents the disadvantage of being extremely unwieldy; but it has the ..."