Meaning of “thermostat” in the English Dictionary

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"thermostat" in British English

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thermostatnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈθɜː.mə.stæt/ us /ˈθɝː.mə.stæt/

a device that keeps a building, engine, etc. within a limited temperature range by automatically switching the supply of heat on and off:

a central heating thermostat

(Definition of “thermostat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thermostat" in American English

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thermostatnoun [ C ]

us /ˈθɜr·məˌstæt/

a device that controls the temperature of a system by automatically switching the supply of heat or cool air on and off when the temperature becomes too cool or too hot

(Definition of “thermostat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)