thermoelectric thermometer


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thermoelectric thermometer

[¦thər·mō·i′lek·trik thər′mäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A type of electrical thermometer consisting of two thermocouples which are series-connected with a potentiometer and a constant-temperature bath; one couple, called the reference junction, is placed in a constant-temperature bath, while the other is used as the measuring junction.
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