resistance thermometer

resistance thermometer

noun Metallurgy.

  1. an instrument for measuring the temperature of a metal, utilizing the principle that the electrical resistance of the metal varies with the temperature.


  1. an accurate type of thermometer in which temperature is calculated from the resistance of a coil of wire (usually of platinum) or of a semiconductor placed at the point at which the temperature is to be measured


  1. A device measuring temperature by the change of the electrical resistance of a metal wire.

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