Meaning of thermostat

ther•mo•stat

Pronunciation: (thûr'mu-stat"), [key]
— n., v., -stat•ted -stat� -stat•ting -stat•ing.
—n.
  1. a device, including a relay actuated by thermal conduction or convection, that functions to establish and maintain a desired temperature automatically or signals a change in temperature for manual adjustment.
—v.t.
  1. to equip or control with a thermostat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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