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An instrument for measuring high temperatures, especially in furnaces and kilns:‘radiation pyrometer’‘optical pyrometer’
- ‘Wedgwood was elected a Royal Society Fellow in 1783, primarily for inventing the pyrometer to measure oven temperatures.’
- ‘But when we measure the temperature of the flame with a pyrometer, we verify, obviously, that the apparatus doesn't affect it.’
- ‘On the manual EZ Beader-S, a built-in pyrometer shows temperature.’
- ‘Radiation thermometers are a more recent version of the optical pyrometer.’
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