the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
the somatic sensation of cold or heat
The state or condition of being tempered or moderated.
The balance of humours in the body, or one's character or outlook as considered determined from this; temperament.
A measure of cold or heat, often measurable with a thermometer.
The boiling temperature of pure water is 100 degrees Celsius.
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.
The temperature(1) of the immediate environment.
The temperature dropped nearly 20 degrees; it went from hot to cold.
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.
Body temperature noted as: cool, cold, warm, or hot as part of the skin signs assessment
Origin: From French température or temperatura, from the past participle stem of temperare ‘temper’.
constitution; state; degree of any quality
freedom from passion; moderation
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
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.
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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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'temperature' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2393
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Rank popularity for the word 'temperature' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2433
Rank popularity for the word 'temperature' in Nouns Frequency: #798
The numerical value of temperature in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of temperature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of temperature in a Sentence
The temperature has turned up.
We have a constant temperature of 58 degrees.
We're in a global (temperature) change drought.
Water temperature has a lot to do with the mortality of the fish.
Choose a temperature that won’t make you think, ‘oh my toes are so cold,’.
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- درجة الحرارةArabic
- febre, temperaturaCatalan, Valencian
- θερμοκρασία, πυρετόςGreek
- temperatura, fiebreSpanish
- دما, درجه حرارتPersian
- lämpötila, kuume, lämpöFinnish
- tanperatiHaitian Creole
- láz, hőmérsékletHungarian
- ջերմաստիճան, տաքություն, ջերմությունArmenian
- febre, temperaturaInterlingua
- febbre, temperaturaItalian
- 温度, 熱, 気温Japanese
- 온도, 溫度Korean
- temperatuur, verhogingDutch
- temperaturNorwegian Nynorsk
- naʼalkidNavajo, Navaho
- temperatura, gorączkaPolish
- febre, temperaturaPortuguese
- temperatură, febrăRomanian
- жар, температура, горячкаRussian
- temperatura, vrùćica, температураSerbo-Croatian
- feber, temperaturSwedish
- வெப்பநிலை, காய்ச்சல்Tamil
- харорат, дамо, дараҷаи хароратTajik
- sıcaklık, ateşTurkish
- درجہ حرارتUrdu
- temperatura, haroratUzbek
- ôn độ, nhiệt độ, 溫度Vietnamese
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