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temperature

Pronunciation: /ˈtemprətʃər; ˈtemprətʃə(r)/

Translation of temperature in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • 1.1 [Physics/Física] temperatura (feminine) air/body/water temperature la temperatura del aire/cuerpo/agua what temperature is the water? ¿a qué temperatura está el agua?, ¿cuál es la temperatura del agua? a sharp increase in temperature un pronunciado aumento de temperatura his speech raised the temperature of the discussion su intervención animó la discusión
    Example sentences
    • With the outside temperature touching 43 degrees Celsius, the extreme heat policy was in force.
    • Only in the study of quantum liquids at temperatures close to absolute zero does experimental accuracy approach Heisenberg's limit.
    • Meteorologists compare the two temperatures when calculating humidity and dewpoint.
    1.2 [Medicine/Medicina] temperatura (feminine), fiebre (feminine) to have o run a temperature tener* fiebre or calentura or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) temperatura he has a temperature of 102°tiene casi 39° de fiebre to take sb's temperature tomarle la temperatura a algn he has a very high temperature tiene mucha fiebre or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) mucha temperatura, tiene la temperatura muy alta
    Example sentences
    • If the ambient temperature exceeds body temperature, heat cannot be dissipated by radiation.
    • Until my fever broke on the evening of my first full day the nurses would take my temperature and change my ice packs every few hours.
    • Your child has to sit still for a short time while you take his temperature.
    Example sentences
    • For some reason, children's bodies are less able to control high temperatures and fevers and sometimes this seems to cause a seizure.
    • They asked if she had a temperature and I replied that she did.
    • She had a temperature and some flu-like symptoms.

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