from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A process for producing raised lettering, as on stationery or calling cards, by application of a powder that is fused by heat to the fresh ink.
  • noun A technique in which an infrared camera is used to measure temperature variations on the surface of a structure or body part, used diagnostically to produce images that reveal sites of abnormal tissue growth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any method of writing which requires heat to develop the characters.

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

  • noun Any process of writing involving the use of heat.

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  • noun physics Any of several techniques for the remote measurement of the temperature variations of a body, especially by creating images produced by infrared radiation

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  • noun diagnostic technique using a thermograph to record the heat produced by different parts of the body; used to study blood flow and to detect tumors


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  • Modern thermography is the only method available for visualizing pain.

    Thermography for Breast and Full Body Screenings 2007

  • Breast thermography is a 15 minute non invasive screening tool.

    Thermography for Breast and Full Body Screenings 2007

  • But an insulation contractor can spot thermal leaks by scanning surfaces with a heat-sensitive camera (a process called thermography), or over smaller areas with a heat gun that reads out temperatures. - 2010

  • The new imaging study, known as thermography, "is a non-invasive technique to measure skin temperature over the visible body simultaneously."

    PRWeb - Daily News Feed 2010

  • The problem is that we only have direct measurement data from the late 19th century forward; prior to that, the data is inferential, deduced from ice cores, tree rings, sedimentation, and other techniques, which are largely stratigraphic, and which do not render precise thermography data.

    Think Progress » Fox Thinks Winter Chill Disproves Global Warming; Experts Disagree 2010

  • But I would imagine that if you got a home energy audit -- a "real" one, featuring a "blower door" test and maybe thermography (infrared scanning) and other latest technologies, you can find out how "leaky" your home is, along with other energy issues, and then take steps to upgrade its efficiency.

    Passive Aggressive: “Passive” Home Construction Comes to Seattle « PubliCola 2010

  • I think that we need to support some of the research in the many things like thermography, like improving mammography and improving MRI or even three-dimensional ultrasound and flow studies that actually might be a better imaging study that even mammography.

    Sorting Through Mammogram Confusion 2010

  • Dr. BRAWLEY: I recommend they have thermography as the basic screening method, and then if anything suspicious is found on thermography, then they have a structural study, in other words an ultrasound or an MRI.

    Sorting Through Mammogram Confusion 2010

  • And they note that there is little scientific data to support a long list of other tests for allergy assessments, including hair analysis, facial thermography, which detects heat patterns and histamines in the skin, and immunoglobulin G tests, which purport to measure hypersensitivity to 100 or more foods at a time.

    New Rules for Food Allergies Melinda Beck 2010

  • To view all comments: thermography by gravity32 on Monday, Nov 23, 2009 at 9: 39: 59 PM

    The Wrath of a One-Breasted Woman, Bereft of Advice 2009


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  • "Any method of writing which requires heat to develop the characters."

    --Century Dictionary

    July 17, 2014

  • For example, "Night of the Iguana" or "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"?

    July 23, 2014

  • Eye Of The Zombie?

    July 24, 2014