absolute scale meaning

  "absolute scale" in a sentence
Noun: absolute scale  'absu`loot skeyl
  1. A temperature scale that defines absolute zero as 0 degrees; water freezes at 273.16 degrees and boils at 373.16 degrees
    - Kelvin scale

Derived forms: absolute scales

Type of: temperature scale

1. A scale in which the zero value indicates the lowest physically possible value that a parameter can attain.
2. A standard scale for measurement of a quantity.
3. A universally agreed-upon scale for the determination of a variable quantity.
4. The Kelvin temperature scale.
5. The Rankine temperature scale.

See absolute temperature scale


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  4. Neither system works as well in formulae as the absolute scale systems of Rankin / Kelvin.
  5. Well-established alternatives are the mean absolute scaled error ( MASE ) and the mean squared error.

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