[sahy-krom-i-ter] /saɪˈkrɒm ɪ tər/
an instrument for determining atmospheric humidity by the reading of two thermometers, the bulb of one being kept moist and ventilated.
a type of hygrometer consisting of two thermometers, one of which has a dry bulb and the other a bulb that is kept moist and ventilated. The difference between the readings of the thermometers gives an indication of atmospheric humidity Also called wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer

psychrometer psy·chrom·e·ter (sī-krŏm’ĭ-tər)
An instrument that uses the difference in readings between thermometers specialized to measure the moisture content or relative humidity of air.
See under hygrometer.

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