thermostat

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈθɝməstæt/ or /ˈθɝmoʊstæt/

Noun[change]

Singular
thermostat

Plural
thermostats

A thermostat to controls room temperature
  1. A thermostat is a device that can tell if the temperature changes, and can then turn other machines on or off.
    My hot water system has a thermostat that turns the gas boiler on if the water is cold, and turns it off if the water gets too hot.