Hygroscope



[hahy-gruh-skohp] /ˈhaɪ grəˌskoʊp/

noun
1.
an instrument that indicates the approximate humidity of the air.
/ˈhaɪɡrəˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
any device that indicates the humidity of the air without necessarily measuring it
hygroscope
(hī’grə-skōp’)
An instrument that records changes in atmospheric humidity. Unlike a hygrometer, a hygroscope only indicates a change in relative humidity, without measuring the magnitude of the change.

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