To read a thermometer, keep the thermometer in a vertical position so the liquid in the tube is upright. Keep eyes level with the top of the liquid in the tube. Avoid over-handling the thermometer as heat from another ob... More »

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A love thermometer can refer to a number of very different products, including novelty love-themed hand boilers and simple programs that claim to give an objective arbitrary value to relationship success rates. The latte... More »

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A clinical thermometer is a thermometer that has been designed to measure the human body's temperature; they are designed to detect temperatures a few degrees above and below the average human temperature (97.7 to 99.5 d... More »

A Galileo thermometer is a sealed glass tube consisting of water and colored glass spheres filled with liquid and connected to metal tags. Each glass sphere and metal tag possesses a different density and represents a ce... More »

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While the majority of thermometer manufacturers no longer make mercury thermometers as of March 2015, a few manufacturers still produce them for industrial or laboratory use. Many states, including California, Massachuse... More »

A pyrometer is a thermometer specifically designed to indirectly measure heat. Originally, a pyrometer was meant to measure the temperature of objects above incandescence by way of their visible radiation. Modern pyromet... More »

Measurements play an important role in daily life because they are useful to do basic tasks, such as take a child's temperature with a thermometer, make time estimations, measure out medicine and find weights, areas and ... More »