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thermostat

 [ther´mo-stat]
a device interposed in a heating system by which temperature is automatically maintained between certain levels.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ther·mo·stat

(ther'mō-stat),
An apparatus for the automatic regulation of heat, as in an incubator.
Synonym(s): thermoregulator
[thermo- + G. statos, standing]
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We mutter these reasons to ourselves and our coworkers as we leave our jobs and climb into our late model automobiles in the parking lot, the ones with electric windows, thermostatically controlled air conditioning, heated and cooled seats and carpeting as deep as the toes of our shoes.
Maintained in a thermostatically controlled environment, the TDA has the sensitivity and stability to repeatably characterize copolymers even at low concentrations, according to the manufacturer.
All heating systems are thermostatically controlled, with built-in protection for immersion heaters where fitted.
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Since wildlife is attracted to water, if your yard doesn't have a pond or stream, consider adding a birdbath or a recirculating fountain with a thermostatically controlled heater.
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