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temperature US English

The degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object, especially as expressed according to a comparative scale and shown by a thermometer or perceived by touch

color temperature US English

The temperature at which a black body would emit radiation of the same color as a given object

room temperature US English

A comfortable ambient temperature, generally taken as about 70°F

absolute temperature US English

A temperature measured from absolute zero in kelvins

critical temperature US English

The temperature of a gas or vapor in its critical state. Above this temperature, a gas cannot be liquefied by pressure alone

effective temperature US English

The temperature of an object calculated from the radiation it emits, assuming black-body behavior

run a temperature US English

Be suffering from a fever or high temperature

transition temperature US English

The temperature at which a substance acquires or loses some distinctive property, in particular superconductivity

temperature coefficient US English

A coefficient expressing the relation between a change in a physical property and the change in temperature that causes it

temperature–humidity index US English

A quantity expressing the discomfort felt as a result of the combined effects of the temperature and humidity of the air

run a temperature in run US English

Be suffering from a fever or high temperature

T in absolute temperature US English

A temperature measured from absolute zero in kelvins

eutectic point US English

The temperature at which a particular eutectic mixture freezes or melts

eutectic temperature in eutectic point US English

The temperature at which a particular eutectic mixture freezes or melts

temperature inversion in inversion US English

A reversal of the normal decrease of air temperature with altitude, or of water temperature with depth

inversion temperature in Joule–Thomson effect US English

The change of temperature of a gas when it is allowed to expand without doing any external work. The gas becomes cooler if it was initially below a certain temperature (the inversion temperature), or hotter if initially above it

run a temperature or fever in run US English

Be suffering from a fever or high temperature


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