temperature meaning

[ 'tempritʃə(r) ] Pronunciation:   "temperature" in a sentence
Noun: temperature  temp(u)ruchu(r)
  1. The degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity) 
  2. The somatic sensation of cold or heat

Derived forms: temperatures

See also: cold, cool, hot, warm

Type of: fundamental measure, fundamental quantity, physical property, somaesthesia [Brit, Cdn], somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Temperature

Symbol, T. A quantitative measure of the heat exhibited by an object or phenomenon. Also see THERMOMETER SCALE.

1 : degree of hotness or coldness measured on a definite scale —see THERMOMETER
a : the degree of heat that is natural to a living body ‹a normal oral temperature of about 98.6°F›
b : a condition of abnormally high body heat ‹running a temperature›

"A property of an object which determines the direction of heat flow when the object is placed in thermal contact with another object: heat flows from a region of higher temperature to one of lower temperature, it is measured either by an empirical tempera"


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