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ther·mom·e·ter

n :  an instrument for determining temperature that usu. consists either of a device providing a digital readout or of a glass bulb attached to a fine tube of glass with a numbered scale and containing a liquid (as mercury or colored alcohol) that is sealed in and rises and falls with changes of temperature .
 
 
 
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