Rankine

adjective
Ran·kine | \ ˈraŋ-kən \

Definition of Rankine 

: being, according to, or relating to an absolute-temperature scale on which the unit of measurement equals a Fahrenheit degree and on which the freezing point of water is 491.67° and the boiling point 671.67°

First Known Use of Rankine

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rankine

William J. M. Rankine †1872 Scottish engineer & physicist

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Rankine

adjective
Ran·kine | \ ˈraŋ-kən \

Medical Definition of Rankine 

: being, according to, or relating to an absolute-temperature scale on which the unit of measurement equals a Fahrenheit degree and on which the freezing point of water is 491.67° and the boiling point 671.67°

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