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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (noun) A device, as in a home heating system, a refrigerator, or an air conditioner, that automatically responds to temperature changes and activates switches controlling the equipment.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. In that context, he says, tinkering with the thermostat is almost meaningless. - Can Changing Behavior Really Make a Difference?
  2. Indeed, even a thermostat is an aggregate of matter making a truth claim (and modifying its behavior based on that claim) about another aggregate of matter (the air). - Pew and the Democratic War on Science. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState
  3. Now that it's November, our office thermostat is set lower - some might say, chilly, or even, perhaps, freezing. - Rivalry
  4. The Toasty, due this spring for $60 (www., is a fleece electric blanket with sleeves that also features a built-in thermostat and controls to keep you at the right temperature while watching TV or reading. - CES: An electric Snuggie
  5. The concept that Carol Browner would have control over a national thermostat is frankly bizarre: - Wonk Room » Glenn Beck Attacks Smart Grid As Socialist Plot To Steal Our Thermostats


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