Definitions for rankineˈræŋ kɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ran•kineˈræŋ kɪn(adj.)

  1. pertaining to an absolute temperature scale (Ran′kine scale`) in which the degree intervals are equal to those of the Fahrenheit scale and in which 0° Rankine equals −459.7° Fahrenheit.

    Category: Thermodynamics

Origin of Rankine:

1920–25; after William J. M. Rankine (1820–70), Scottish physicist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rankine(noun)

    a unit of temperature on the Rankine scale


  1. Rankine(ProperNoun)

    a Scottish and Northern Irish surname, variant of Rankin.

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(American) a handbag.

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