Definition of effective temperature in English:

effective temperature

Syllabification: ef·fec·tive tem·per·a·ture


  • The temperature of an object calculated from the radiation it emits, assuming black-body behavior.
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    • But far from agreeing, the team commented, ‘In fact the effective temperature of a black hole is absolute zero… No radiation could be emitted from the hole.’
    • We estimated the corrected effective temperature and wet-bulb globe temperature from these measurements.
    • But the effective temperature of the system is the kinetic temperature of random motions of the grains.

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