from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as hygrometric.

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  • adjective Alternative form of hygrometric.


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  • Abby of the Signal Service, Mr. Holden took frequent barometrical and hygrometrical observations in his later excursions.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • Our inquiries upon this branch of the subject will accordingly be limited to the thermometrical and hygrometrical influences of the woods.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • Recent observations in Switzerland give a new importance to the hygrometrical functions of snow, and of course to the forest as its accumulator and protector.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • The data from which results have been deduced with respect to the hygrometrical and thermometrical conditions, to the climate in short, of different countries, have very often been derived from observations at single points in cities or districts separated by considerable distances.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 01 (historical)

  • The relative thermometrical conditions of land and water in the same vicinity are constantly varying, and the hygrometrical state of both is equally unstable.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 04 (historical)

  • They radiate heat, they absorb gases, and exhale uncombined gases and watery vapor, and consequently act upon the chemical constitution and hygrometrical condition of the air, their roots penetrate the earth to greater depths than is commonly supposed, and form an inextricable labyrinth of filaments which bind the soil together and prevent its erosion by water.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 02 (historical)

  • The hygrometrical equilibrium is then restored, so far as this: the tree yields up again the moisture it had drawn from the earth and the air, though it does not return it each to each; for the vapor carried off by transpiration greatly exceeds the quantity of water absorbed by the foliage from the atmosphere, and the amount, if any, carried back to the ground by the roots.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • We are safe, then, in saying that the humidity evaporated from any artificially watered soil is increased by a quantity bearing a large proportion to the whole amount distributed over it, for most even of that which is absorbed by the earth is immediately given out again either by vegetables or by evaporation; and the hygrometrical and thermometrical condition of the atmosphere in irrigated countries is modified proportionally to the extent of the practice.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 04 (historical)

  • Owing to their hygrometrical nature, the sticky threads are laden with tiny drops, and, bending under the burden, have become so many catenaries, so many chaplets of limpid gems, graceful chaplets arranged in exquisite order and following the curve of a swing.

    The Life of the Spider

  • The first decided change was a few miles below the Soane mouth, at Dinapore and Patna; and the few hygrometrical observations I took at Bhagulpore confirmed the increase of moisture.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete


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