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American English: /ˈtɛmp(ə)rətʃər/
, /ˈtɛmp(ə)rəˌtʃʊr/
British English: /ˈtɛmp(ə)rətʃə/

Translation of temperature in Spanish:


countable and uncountable
  • 1 (Physics) 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.
  • 2 (Medicine) to have or run a temperature
    tener fiebre or calentura or (Southern Cone) temperatura
    he has a temperature of 102°
    tiene casi 39° de fiebre
    to take somebody's temperature
    tomarle la temperatura a alguien
    he has a very high temperature
    tiene mucha fiebre or (Southern Cone) mucha temperatura
    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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