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temperature

noun tem·per·a·ture \ˈtem-pə(r)-ˌchr, -p(ə-)rə-, -chər, -ˌtyr, -ˌtr\

: a measurement that indicates how hot or cold something is : a measurement in degrees showing the heat of something (such as air or water)

: a measurement of the heat in a person's body

: a level of heat that is above what is normal for the human body

Full Definition of TEMPERATURE

1
archaic
a :  complexion 1
b :  temperament 3b
2
a :  degree of hotness or coldness measured on a definite scale
b :  the degree of heat that is natural to the body of a living being
c :  abnormally high body heat <running a temperature>
3
a :  relative state of emotional warmth <scandals raised the political temperature>
b :  mood <testing the temperature of voters>

Examples of TEMPERATURE

  1. Water boils at a temperature of 212°F.
  2. The samples are kept at a constant temperature.
  3. The weatherman predicted unusually low temperatures for the area.
  4. the normal body temperature of 98.6°F

Origin of TEMPERATURE

Latin temperatura mixture, moderation, from temperatus, past participle of temperare
First Known Use: 1533

Other Physics Terms

amplitude, centrifugal, centripetal, convection, gradient, hysteresis, kinetic, lase, quantum

temperature

noun tem·per·a·ture \ˈtem-pə(r)-ˌch(ə)r, -p(ə-)rə-, -chər, -ˌt(y)(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TEMPERATURE

1
:  degree of hotness or coldness measured on a definite scale—see thermometer
2
a :  the degree of heat that is natural to a living body <a normal oral temperature of about 98.6°F> b :  a condition of abnormally high body heat <was running a temperature>

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