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absolute temperature scale meaning

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  • [Electronics]
    1. The Kelvin temperature scale, in which the divisions are equal in size to 1° Celsius, and the zero point is absolute zero, the coldest possible temperature, approximately –273.16° Celsius.
    2. The Rankine temperature scale, in which the divisions are equal in size to 1° Fahrenheit, and the zero point is absolute zero or approximately –459.7° Fahrenheit.

  • [Thermodynamics]
    A scale with which temperatures are measured relative to absolute zero. Also known as absolute scale.

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  1. approximate absolute temperature scale
  2. Absolute thermometers are calibrated numerically by the thermodynamic absolute temperature scale.
  3. This allowed Kelvin to establish his absolute temperature scale.
  4. It is a thermodynamic or absolute temperature scale.
  5. where the actual temperature and critical temperature are expressed in absolute temperature scales ( either Kelvin or Rankine ).

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