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.

British National Corpus

  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

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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. David Peterson:

    There is so much energy and so much intensity that we can not stop them with conventional means, in these fires, we have to allow them to burn until there’s a period of high humidity and rain that helps reduce the temperature of fire enough to control it.

  2. Josh Rubinstein:

    The temperature is increasing and the humidity is dropping, the incident commander is being very cautious in releasing too many resources too soon.

  3. Dan Castellanos:

    It really gets people very, very agitated, that includes things like agitation, effects on all the typical systems of your body, increased blood pressure, pulse, sometimes even your temperature.

  4. Bill Nye:

    By the end of this century, if emissions keep rising, the average temperature on Earth could go up another four to eight degrees, what I'm saying is the planet's on f *** ing fire. There are a lot of things we could do to put it out -- are any of them free ? No, of course not. Nothing's free, you idiots. Grow the f ** k up. You're not children anymore. I didn't mind explaining photosynthesis to you when you were 12. But you're adults now, and this is an actually crisis, got it ? Safety glasses off, motherf *** ers.

  5. Frank Reich:

    ... but it will be very gradual and deliberate. And of course were taking steps to make sure were in compliance with state and local regulations, and NFL and CDC guidelines. That means primarily employees that must be in the office to do their jobs : people who need to access files that are only at the office ; maintenance workers ; trainers ; and technology workers. Those people will have their temperature taken when entering the building and must wear personal protective equipment. The Colts have set up one-way hallways with arrows on the carpet pointing to the proper direction, and there will be limits on how many people can be in rooms at the same time. Coach Frank Reich was realistic about a full return to the training complex. The guys who have been hurt, who have been coming into the building, keep coming in and rehabbing and doing their thing, other than that, as soon as we can get more players in the building we want that to make up for a little bit of lost time. The sooner we can get together and get out there working, the better it will be. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took part in an owners conference call from the teams practice facility, The Star. About two dozen staffers were present at the complex. The Steelers are doing a soft reopening Tuesday mainly for medical personnel and rehabbing players. They expect to ramp up use of their facility next week under league guidelines. As the Cardinals reopen, only essential staffers will be involved, far fewer than the 75 allowed at the facility. The Super Bowl champion Chiefs also opted for a soft opening, as did the Falcons, with only about 15 people at their complex on Tuesday. Those numbers will increase over the next week.

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