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psychrometry

Pronunciation: si-krom'e-tre

Definition: The calculation of relative humidity and water vapor pressures from wet and dry bulb temperatures and barometric pressure; whereas relative humidity is the value ordinarily employed, the vapor pressure is the measurement of physiologic significance.

Synonym(s): hygrometry

[psychro- + G. metron, measure]

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