humiture

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 choosing the next integer if a fraction of 1/2 is left over

when the temperature is 75° F and the relative humidity is 60 percent the humiture is 68

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/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 pressure.
2. (formerly) the average of the Fahrenheit temperature and the relative humidity.
[HUMI(DITY) + (TEMPERA)TURE]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

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