humiture

An index of temperature and humidity intended to encapsulate in one number how hot it feels on a humid day

"Ninety six." She nodded toward the forecast. "And look at that humiture."


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  • humiture — ˈhyüməˌchu̇(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: blend of humidity and temperature : a combined measurement of temperature and humidity computed in integers by adding the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit to the relative humidity and dividing by two and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • humiture — /hyooh mi cheuhr, choor / or, often, /yooh /, n. 1. a measure of the discomfort most people feel because of the combined effects of atmospheric temperature and humidity; variously defined as Fahrenheit temperature plus some function of vapor… …   Universalium

  • humiture — hu·mi·ture …   English syllables

  • humit — ˈhyümə̇t noun ( s) Etymology: short for humiture : the unit used in expressing humiture a humiture of 68 humits …   Useful english dictionary

  • heatindex — heat index n. A measurement of the air temperature in relation to the relative humidity, used as an indicator of the perceived temperature. Also called apparent temperature, humiture. * * * …   Universalium

  • temperature-humidity index — /tem peuhr euh cheuhr hyooh mid i tee/ or, often, / yooh , preuh , peuhr cheuhr , choor / a number representing an estimate of the effect of temperature and moisture on humans, computed by multiplying the sum of dry bulb and wet bulb temperature… …   Useful english dictionary

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