thermostat etymology

English word thermostat comes from English thermo- (Heat.), English -stat

Detailed word origin of thermostat

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
thermo- English (eng) Heat.
-stat English (eng) Forming nouns naming scientific instruments that act to render the prefixed element stationary or static in some respect.
thermostat English (eng) A device that automatically responds to changes in temperature by activating a heating or cooling system to maintain the temperature at a desired setting.

Words with the same origin as thermostat

Descendants of thermo-
thermoanalytical thermobalance thermodependency thermodiffractogram thermodynamic thermoecology thermogenesis thermohardening thermokinetics thermomagnetism thermomagnonic thermomechanics thermomould thermonuclear thermophone thermophotovoltaic thermoratchet thermoresponsive thermoscopic thermosensation thermotaxis thermotherapy thermotype thermovinification
Descendants of -stat
aquastat aquastatic bacteriostat barostat biostat chemostat clinostat cryostat gyrostat haemostasis haemostat haemostatic hemostat hygrostat ophthalmostat pyrostat regulo rheostat siderostat thermostatic thermostatically