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ther·mo·stat

thermostat

 
pronunciation:
thur m staet
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part of speech: noun
definition: a device that controls temperature automatically. Thermostats may be found in houses, cars, ovens, and refrigerators.
derivations: thermostatic (adj.), thermostatically (adv.)
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The word thermostat contains the following part:
therm, thermo Greek root that means heat, temperature