1 a device for measuring temperature consisting of a pair of wires of different metals or semiconductors joined at both ends. One junction is at the temperature to be measured, the second at a fixed temperature. The electromotive force generated depends upon the temperature difference
2 a similar device with only one junction between two dissimilar metals or semiconductors
(C19: from thermo- + couple)
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