Associations to the word «Temperature»

Pictures for the word «Temperature»


TEMPERATURE, noun. (obsolete) The state or condition of being tempered or moderated.
TEMPERATURE, noun. (now rare) (archaic) The balance of humours in the body, or one's character or outlook as considered determined from this; temperament.
TEMPERATURE, noun. A measure of cold or heat, often measurable with a thermometer.
TEMPERATURE, noun. An elevated body temperature, as present in fever and many illnesses.
TEMPERATURE, noun. (when not used in relation with something) The temperature(1) of the immediate environment.
TEMPERATURE, noun. (thermodynamics) A property of macroscopic amounts of matter that serves to gauge the average intensity of the random actual motions of the individually mobile particulate constituents. [1]
TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT, noun. (sciences) A coefficient which relates the change of the magnitude of a physical property to a unit change in temperature.
TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENTS, noun. Plural of temperature coefficient
TEMPERATURE INVERSION, noun. (meteorology) An atmospheric condition in which a cooler layer of air lies below a warmer layer of air that functions as a "ceiling" for the cooler layer, interfering with normal atmospheric circulation and trapping pollutants.

Dictionary definition

TEMPERATURE, noun. The degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity).
TEMPERATURE, noun. The somatic sensation of cold or heat.

Wise words

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