Translation of temperature in Spanish:

temperature

Pronunciation: /ˈtemprətʃər; ˈtemprətʃə(r)/

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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.