What does temperature mean?

Definitions for temperature
ˈtɛm pər ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər, -prə-, -pər tʃər, -ˌtʃʊərtem·per·a·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temperature(noun)

    the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

  2. temperature(noun)

    the somatic sensation of cold or heat

Wiktionary

  1. temperature(Noun)

    The state or condition of being tempered or moderated.

    Etymology: From French température or temperatura, from the past participle stem of temperare ‘temper’.

  2. temperature(Noun)

    The balance of humours in the body, or one's character or outlook as considered determined from this; temperament.

    Etymology: From French température or temperatura, from the past participle stem of temperare ‘temper’.

  3. temperature(Noun)

    A measure of cold or heat, often measurable with a thermometer.

    The boiling temperature of pure water is 100 degrees Celsius.

    Etymology: From French température or temperatura, from the past participle stem of temperare ‘temper’.

  4. temperature(Noun)

    An elevated body temperature, as present in fever and many illnesses.

    You have a temperature; I think you should stay home today. You're sick.

    Etymology: From French température or temperatura, from the past participle stem of temperare ‘temper’.

  5. temperature(Noun)

    The temperature(1) of the immediate environment.

    The temperature dropped nearly 20 degrees; it went from hot to cold.

    Etymology: From French température or temperatura, from the past participle stem of temperare ‘temper’.

  6. temperature(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From French température or temperatura, from the past participle stem of temperare ‘temper’.

  7. temperature(Noun)

    Body temperature noted as: cool, cold, warm, or hot as part of the skin signs assessment

    Etymology: From French température or temperatura, from the past participle stem of temperare ‘temper’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temperature(noun)

    constitution; state; degree of any quality

  2. Temperature(noun)

    freedom from passion; moderation

  3. Temperature(noun)

    condition with respect to heat or cold, especially as indicated by the sensation produced, or by the thermometer or pyrometer; degree of heat or cold; as, the temperature of the air; high temperature; low temperature; temperature of freezing or of boiling

  4. Temperature(noun)

    mixture; compound

Freebase

  1. Temperature

    Temperature is a physical quantity that is a measure of hotness and coldness on a numerical scale. It is a measure of the thermal energy per particle of matter or radiation; it is measured by a thermometer, which may be calibrated in any of various temperature scales, Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, etc. Temperature is an intensive property, which means it is independent of the amount of material present; in contrast to energy, an extensive property, which is proportional to the amount of material in the system. For example, a lightening bolt can heat a small portion of the atmosphere hotter than the surface of the sun. Empirically it is found that an isolated system, one that exchanges no energy or material with its environment, tends to a spatially uniform temperature as time passes. When a path permeable only to heat is open between two bodies, energy always transfers spontaneously as heat from a hotter body to a colder one. The transfer rate depends on the thermal conductivity of the path or boundary between them. Between two bodies with the same temperature no heat flows. These bodies are said to be in thermal equilibrium. In kinetic theory and in statistical mechanics, temperature is the effect of the thermal energy arising from the motion of microscopic particles such as atoms, molecules and photons. The relation is proportional as given by the Boltzmann constant.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Temperature

    The property of objects that determines the direction of heat flow when they are placed in direct thermal contact. The temperature is the energy of microscopic motions (vibrational and translational) of the particles of atoms.

Editors Contribution

  1. Temperature

    A measure of the marginal bias to heat

    Temperature isn't energy, though an infinitesimal amount of it would be required to indicate its degree

    Submitted by thesignaturesnice on April 19, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'temperature' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2393

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'temperature' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2433

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'temperature' in Nouns Frequency: #798

How to pronounce temperature?

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How to say temperature in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of temperature in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of temperature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of temperature in a Sentence

  1. Van Dam:

    This is a rare occurrence that took place because cool, damp air became trapped in the lower levels of the canyon, it was literally stuck underneath a warm layer of air just above. In the meteorological world, this is referred to as an inversion when the temperature actually warms with height (as opposed to it cooling with a rise in altitude).

  2. New York:

    One of the reasons that we've had the presidential candidates come through is because we wanted to have them address the specifics that we deal with in our community, now, none( from this year's group) have announced. They're on what we call a' temperature tour' -- they're trying to test the temperature to see if they should announce.

  3. John Mele:

    No temperature check. Nothing. They gave me two bus tickets.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Bbw and ssbbw About your beauty in one sentence: it’s just nowhere hotter, or just nowhere more juicier. My love for you immerses in eternal fidelity only to you, my soul belongs only to you. Not realistic, supernaturally beautiful lady of my heart, much more beautiful than a puppet appearance, much more beautiful than any masterpiece of time, suffering only for you alone, my love for you is eternal and indestructible like eternity itself. The skin is like the white flowers of the heavens, the magnificent body forms gentle as a cloud, the beauty of the absolute perfection of the universe and genetics. You are more beautiful than reality and the most beautiful dreams of romance, you are more beautiful and more desirable than any dream. The scorching, sultry heat of your hot beauty, burns with its hot sexuality, like a hot sex bath with the highest temperature of lust, excitement and passion, I am sweating with admiration and love.Your gaze is a love spell of eternal love. You are my sex obsession. Every detail of your body is so eloquent; it is the highest level of eloquence of nature. No kind of art will express your amazing beauty, your beauty is above aesthetics. Your beauty is spiritual aesthetics. You are so beautiful that compliments themselves come out of my mouth and I just can't stop. My mind admires you tirelessly. Your image dominates and dominates in my heart, mind, soul and penis. Tearing your eyes off you is much more difficult than breaking away from a computer video game or the Internet, I look at you with pleasure and lust for so long and eagerly that I don’t even know how much time has passed. The hot heat of your sexuality burns, I feel an uncontrollable attraction for you, I am literally saturated with love and lust for you, my body is created only for you alone, for eternal sex with you, my soul for eternal romance with you, every second with you is an eternal love nostalgia of romance.

  5. Lim Yeon-june:

    It felt a bit strange when I first saw the robot but I realise it can raise awareness about distancing and also improves accuracy in temperature checks.

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