from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That branch of physics which relates to the determination of the humidity of bodies, especially of the moisture in the atmosphere, embracing also the theory and use of such instruments as have been invented for this purpose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physics) That branch of physics which relates to the determination of the humidity of bodies, particularly of the atmosphere, with the theory and use of the instruments constructed for this purpose.

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  • noun The measurement of the moisture content of gases, but especially of the humidity of the atmosphere


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hygro- + -metry


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  • Kids can excel past knowledge of the time and date to learn about the temperature, humidity, and indoor relative hygrometry in their environment — all data which enables the WoodStation to predict the weather 12-24 hours in advance — making meteorology the new family business.

    Beth Shea | Inhabitat 2010

  • In so doing, they dry up efficiently and a balance could be established between their water content and the hygrometry of the local environment.

    Chapter 8 1993

  • Climatological stations make more detailed data collection covering rainfall intensity, temperature, evaporation, hygrometry, wind speed and direction, etc.

    1.1. Aims 1982

  • Is it an effect of pressure, of hygrometry, of electrical conditions, of properties that escape our coarser physical attunement?

    Bramble-Bees and Others Jean-Henri Fabre 1869

  • So that, to get materials for further advance, astronomy requires not only the indirect aid of the sciences which have presided over the making of its improved instruments, but the direct aid of an advanced optics, of barology, of thermology, of hygrometry; and if we remember that these delicate observations are in some cases registered electrically, and that they are further corrected for the

    Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects Everyman's Library Herbert Spencer 1861

  • His observations for temperature, pressure, variation, hygrometry, and psychrometry of the Orotavan climate, which he chose for health, are valuable.

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I Richard Francis Burton 1855

  • The Royal Irish Academy in Dublin have published a report of their proceedings, which comprise reports on rain-falls, meteors, ancient urns, and other Irish antiquities, besides Roman and Carthaginian; on hygrometry, chiefly with regard to the pressure of the dew-point; and on artificial islands.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 422 Volume 17, New Series, January 31, 1852 Various 1836

  • Hygrometric: "belonging to hygrometry; measuring, or relating to, the degree of humidity of the atmosphere or other bodies".

    Orange Crate Art 2010

  • You will be able to track fluctuations of barometric pressure, indoor relative temperature and indoor relative hygrometry data so that you will know what the weather is like outside anywhere from

    Ubergizmo 2008

  • To point out a method of difcovering which of thefe caufes operate in a given cafe, and of eftimating the quantity of them, is the objed of hygrometry and of the prefent effay.

    The Monthly Review 1785


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