thermocouple junction


thermocouple junction
noun
a kind of thermometer consisting of two wires of different metals that are joined at both ends; one junction is at the temperature to be measured and the other is held at a fixed lower temperature; the current generated in the circuit is proportional to the temperature difference
Syn: ↑thermocouple
Hypernyms: ↑thermometer

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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