Definitions for "Thermostat"
A device which automatically regulates temperature, or provides a signal used by another device to regulate temperature. The temperature-sensitive signal may be electronic, as that produced by a thermocouple. The signal may also be caused mechanically, as by the unequal expansion of different metals, liquids, or gases by heat, which can then cause the opening or closing of the damper of a stove, or the like, as the heat becomes greater or less than is desired.
An electronic device used to control the heating ventilation air conditioning system.
A device that adjusts the amount of heating and cooling produced and/or distributed by automatically responding to the temperature in the environment.
Keywords:  worthwhile, investment
a worthwhile investment
a pretty simple component
a simple computational system with dedicated intelligence
a simple kind of agent
an example of a negative feedback system -- the hotter it gets, the less the furnace is on
Keywords:  nice, feature
a nice feature
Keywords:  kiln, rod, pushed
a rod which is pushed into the kiln
Keywords:  easier, little
a little easier to use