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A pendulum made of two materials with different coefficients of expansion so that the distance between the point of suspension and center of oscillation remains nearly constant when the temperature changes.

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AIR COOLER

A factory-encased assembly of elements whereby the temperature of air passing through the device is reduced.

CLEAN ROOM

A facility or enclosure in which air content and other conditions (such as temperature, humidity, and pressure) are controlled and maintained at a specific level by special facilities and operating processes and by trained personnel.

ABSOLUTE ZERO TEMPERATURE

Temperature measured from absolute zero (-459.67°F, or -273.16°C).

AIR REHEATING

In an air conditioning system, the final step in treatment, in the event the temperature is too low.

CLOUD POINT

The temperature at which waxy crystals in an oil or fuel form a cloudy appearance.

ABSOLUTE TEMPERATURE SCALE

A scale of temperature measurement in which zero degrees is absolute zero.

CARBON RESIDUE

Coked material remaining after an oil has been exposed to high temperatures under controlled conditions.

MOMENT OF INERTIA

The quantity obtained by multiplying the mass of each small part of a body by the square of its distance from an axis, and adding all the results.

REFRIGERATOR

A device to transfer heat from a low temperature to a high temperature medium.

GREENWICH HOUR ANGLE

Angular distance west of the Greenwich celestial meridian; the arc of the celestial equator, or the angle at the celestial pole, between the upper branch of the Greenwich celestial meridian and the hour circle of a point on the celestial sphere, measured westward from the Greenwich celestial meridian throug
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