Thermostat meaning

thûr'mə-stăt'
A device that sets off equipment at a certain temperature, as a fire alarm system.
noun
2
0
A device, as in a home heating system, a refrigerator, or an air conditioner, that automatically responds to temperature changes and activates switches controlling the equipment.
noun
1
0
An apparatus for regulating temperature, esp. one that automatically controls a heating or cooling unit.
noun
1
0
A device that automatically controls heating or cooling equipment in such a way as to maintain a temperature at a constant level or within a specified range, generally using a thermometer capable of triggering electrical switches that activate or deactivate the equipment.
1
0
A device that automatically responds to changes in temperature by activating a heating or cooling system to maintain the temperature at a desired setting.
noun
0
0
Advertisement