What does temperature mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word temperature.

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. James McQuivey:

    This business grows faster, it scales faster, if you just add it up — yes, a lot of people need to buy things, they need to watch stuff online, they need to ask Alexa what temperature it is outside — but infinitely more people are touched each day by cloud services.

  2. Brian Humphrey:

    Handing the badly injured and nearly lifeless siblings from zero visibility conditions within to waiting colleagues outside, the firefighter was able to escape unharmed before the room spiraled to a temperature that would have assuredly taken the children’s lives.

  3. Wiliam Hadala:

    We put these miners into the tank, we fill it with the 3M liquid product, the chips on the board boil, and as they boil, it keeps the chips at a consistent temperature, the boil then creates a vapor, which then we have these cooling coils…that connect to our cooling towers outside.

  4. Kuldeep Srivastava:

    Low-hanging clouds over the western and northern parts of the country, cool winds blowing from the Himalayan regions of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and snowfall in the hilly areas around Delhi have led to a sharp drop in the temperature.

  5. Ghulam Rasool:

    We are anticipating a sea breeze will set in some time tonight. The temperature will come down as the monsoon rain enters the Sindh coast, bringing rain to the city.

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