Definition of thermocouple in English:

thermocouple

noun

  • A thermoelectric device for measuring temperature, consisting of two wires of different metals connected at two points, a voltage being developed between the two junctions in proportion to the temperature difference.

    • ‘The sample temperature was monitored by a thermocouple inserted directly in the cell.’
    • ‘Skin temperature was measured with a thermocouple on the foot.’
    • ‘The system includes a thermocouple to record subcutaneous temperature.’
    • ‘For both of these power systems types, the heat is then converted into electrical power by a thermal generator, either a thermoelectric generator that uses thermocouples to produce power, or a turbine.’
    • ‘Temperature inside the flow chamber was measured by a thermocouple buried inside the chamber and controlled by changing the temperature of the fluid circulating through the jackets.’
    • ‘Each container costs about £16,000 to £20,000 and special thermocouples (which measure the temperature) cost £10,000.’
    • ‘Chamber temperature was measured with thermocouples.’
    • ‘In wire form, tungsten is used extensively for lighting, electronic devices, and thermocouples.’
    • ‘This effect is used in thermocouples, which measure temperature based upon change in electric flow.’
    • ‘Temperature was measured with a fine-wire thermocouple located close to the sample capillary.’
    • ‘For calibration purposes, the same chemical shift difference was measured in a high-resolution probe whose temperature had been calibrated to 0.1°C with a thermocouple.’
    • ‘If the pilot flame is extinguished for any reason, everything stops: the thermocouple cools and stops generating electricity, the electromagnet loses its power, a spring in the gas valve snaps the valve shut and the burner goes out.’
    • ‘Insertion of a thermocouple in the crystallizing solution revealed that its temperature was 270.7°C.’
    • ‘Feldhake uses a thermocouple on a metal plate attached to a stake, at a cost of a few dollars per sensor.’
    • ‘The temperature was measured with an ultra-thin thermocouple directly on the coverslip.’
    • ‘A thermocouple consists of wires made of two different metals or alloys, and it has two junctions.’
    • ‘A thermocouple was inserted in the hollow probe, and temperatures were recorded.’
    • ‘The temperature of the samples was measured using a thermocouple located within the cell holder and recorded in real time during the experiments.’
    • ‘Air from the compartment is sampled through a narrow, extendable probe - which also contains a thermocouple to record the temperature - and the machine not only checks for the presence of gases, but also for the rates of change of gas levels.’
    • ‘Air temperature was measured using shielded thermocouples placed 1 meter above the ground.’
    • ‘Since the temperature is uniform, it is both possible and practical to measure it inside the chamber by using a thermocouple.’

Pronunciation:

thermocouple

/ˈθəːməʊkʌp(ə)l/