liquid-in-glass thermometer

liquid-in-glass thermometer

[′lik·wəd in ¦glas thər′mäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A thermometer in which the thermally sensitive element is a liquid contained in a graduated glass envelope; the indication of such a thermometer depends upon the difference between the coefficients of thermal expansion of the liquid and the glass; mercury and alcohol are liquids commonly used in meteorological thermometers.
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The Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinand II was the next person in line to modify the components of the thermometer, introducing the idea of a sealed liquid-in-glass thermometer (also known as the spirit thermometer).
A procedure for the effective recalibration of liquid-in-glass thermometers. NIST Special Publication 819.
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