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temperature British & World 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

temperature in inversion British & World English

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

colour temperature British & World English

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

room temperature British & World English

A comfortable ambient temperature, generally taken as about 20°C

absolute temperature British & World English

A temperature measured from absolute zero in kelvins

critical temperature British & World English

The temperature of a gas in its critical state, above which it cannot be liquefied by pressure alone

effective temperature British & World English

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

inversion temperature British & World English

The temperature at which the Joule-Thomson effect for a given gas changes sign, so that the gas is neither heated nor cooled when allowed to expand without expending energy

run a temperature British & World English

Be suffering from a high temperature

transition temperature British & World English

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

temperature coefficient British & World English

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

temperature–humidity index British & World 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 British & World English

Be suffering from a high temperature

T in absolute temperature British & World English

A temperature measured from absolute zero in kelvins

eutectic point British & World English

The temperature at which a particular eutectic mixture freezes or melts

eutectic temperature in eutectic point British & World English

The temperature at which a particular eutectic mixture freezes or melts

inversion temperature in Joule–Thomson effect British & World 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


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