Associations to the word «Kelvin»


KELVIN, noun. In the International System of Units, the base unit of thermodynamic temperature; 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water. Shown as "K".
KELVIN, noun. A unit interval on the Kelvin scale.
KELVIN, noun. (usually as postpositioned adjective) A unit for a specific temperature on the Kelvin scale.
KELVIN, proper noun. A river in Scotland, running through Glasgow.
KELVIN, proper noun. A surname​.
KELVIN, proper noun. A male given name transferred from the surname; rather rare.
KELVIN, noun. Alternative letter-case form of kelvin
KELVIN BRIDGE, noun. (physics) A specialized form of a Wheatstone bridge network designed to eliminate the effect of lead and contact resistance and thus permit accurate measurement of low resistances.
KELVIN BRIDGES, noun. Plural of Kelvin bridge
KELVIN FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) A class of special functions usually denoted as two pairs of functions bern(x), bein(x), kern(x) and kein(x) with variable x and given order number n. The former two functions bern(x) and bein(x) respectively correspond to the real part and the imaginary part of the Kelvin differential equation's solution that can be expressed with the Bessel function of the first kind Jn(x), and the latter kern(x) and kein(x) correspond to those that can be expressed with the modified Bessel function of the second kind Kn(x).
KELVIN FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of Kelvin function
KELVIN SCALE, noun. A scale for measuring temperature, with zero defined as absolute zero, with kelvins as the units (equivalent to degrees Celsius).
KELVIN SCALES, noun. Plural of Kelvin scale
KELVIN WAKE PATTERN, noun. The wake pattern produced by waterfowls, boats, etc. crossing water, consisting of two wake lines that form the arms of a V, with the source of the wake at the point.
KELVIN WAKE PATTERNS, noun. Plural of Kelvin wake pattern
KELVIN WAVE, noun. A non-dispersive wave in the ocean or atmosphere that balances the Earth's Coriolis force against a topographic boundary such as a coastline, or a waveguide such as the equator.
KELVIN WAVE, noun. A long-scale perturbation mode of a vortex in superfluid dynamics.
KELVIN WAVES, noun. Plural of Kelvin wave

Dictionary definition

KELVIN, noun. The basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.
KELVIN, noun. British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907).

Wise words

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