hygrometry

Lemma

hygrometry

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

The branch of physics that deals with the measurement of the humidity of air and gases. 1

Nota

Hygrometry is the level of relative humidity contained in the air (not to be confused with condensation). A good cellar’s hygrometry should be between 55% - 88%. It is lack of an insufficient level that leads to a drying out of the air, and of the cork, letting the wine contaminate the cork, thus causing the wine to be "corked". The hygrometry is obtained using the principle of the thermodynamic pump based on heat exchange. The differential created by the alternate production of heat and cold leads to the creation of hygrometry. 2

Contesto

For optimum conservation of a wine the level of hygrometry in the cellar should be about 70%. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[hī-grom'i-trē] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

psychometry. 5

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Hygro: comb. form meaning "wet, moist, moisture," from Gk. hygro-, from hygros "wet, moist, fluid," from PIE base *wegw- "wet."
metry: suffix meaning "process of measuring," M.E. -metrie, from M.Fr. -metrie, from L. -metria, from Gk. -metria "a measuring of," from -metros "measurer of," from metron "measure". 6

Etichetta di paese
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Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere

Data della scheda
Tue Feb 20 00:00:00 2029
Autore

Michela Ugazzo rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : « http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/hygrometry», (07/01/2008)

2 : « http://www.wineware.co.uk/Artevino_More_Details.htm», (23/12/2007)

3 : «http://www.hintsandthings.co.uk/livingroom/glossaryGHI.htm», (23/12/2007)

4 : «http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/hygrometry», (07/01/2008)

5 : «http://www.drugs.com/dict/psychrometry.html », (23/12/2007)

6 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php», (18/11/2011)

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