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thermostatnoun [C]

uk   /ˈθɜː.mə.stæt/  us   /ˈθɝː-/
a ​device that ​keeps a ​building, ​engine, etc. within a ​limitedtemperaturerange by ​automaticallyswitching the ​supply of ​heat on and off: a ​centralheating thermostat
(Definition of thermostat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thermostatnoun [C]

 us   /ˈθɜr·məˌstæt/
a ​device that ​controls the ​temperature of a ​system by ​automaticallyswitching the ​supply of ​heat or ​coolair on and off when the ​temperaturebecomes too ​cool or too ​hot
(Definition of thermostat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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