dry bulb

dry bulb
noun an ordinary exposed thermometer bulb, as used in conjunction with a wet bulb.

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  • wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : psychrometer * * * wet and dry bulb thermometer noun A hygrometer consisting of two thermometers, one with a dry bulb, the other with the bulb kept moist • • • Main Entry: ↑wet …   Useful english dictionary

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