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.

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  

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

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. Robert Biswas-Diener:

    Think of your moods as a thermometer that takes the temperature of your life, if you just want to be happy all the time, it’s like wanting to break your thermometer.

  2. David Benton:

    The idea of being attracted to palatable foods in moments of stress is well described, for example chocolate, but this reflects the temperature at which it melts, the flavor of cocoa, mouth feel and a mixture of fat and sugar.

  3. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson:

    I still have a temperature and so in accordance with government advice, I just continue my self-isolation until that symptom itself goes.

  4. Ian Fenty:

    It's very rare anywhere on the planet to see 700 meters of no temperature variation, normally we find colder waters in the upper hundred meters or so, but right in front of the glacier it's warm all the way up, these warm waters now are able to be in direct contact with the ice over its entire face, supercharging the melting.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Sultry torrid chocolate skin color Music: tam-tatatam-ta-tatatam-tam-tatatam-ta-tatatam Sultry torrid chocolate You are very hot hot sultry torrid chocolate. Your black skin is a powerful stimulator of orgasmic love passion. Relationships with you are sweet sex. Goddess of my erotic dreams. My own tongue protrudes from excitement, hardcore horny, I want to constantly caress your beautiful body. When I first saw you in my soul from the ecstasy of love and catharsis I experienced one hundred billion orgasms in one second, I knew the universe of love, an infinitely deep dimension of happiness and joy from falling in love, endless pleasure. It is so beautiful that I’m even afraid to look at you for a long time, I’m very shy, which means I’m powerfully in love. Aggressively exciting, immeasurably high temperature of passion and lust. Each part of your body is a gorgeous compliment of the gods, your appearance is the highest beauty of the best erotic seduction pornography, all nights are romantic thoughts of you, the feeling that you are nearby and part of me to the point that I feel you with my soul. The cutest and most tender melodies about you, constant romantic nostalgia for you, lightness and tenderness like a cute sleeping kitten, sadness and feeling about you about one, brilliantly fantastically beautiful appearance. How amazing is the wonderful magic magic of the beauty of your image - it’s just wonderful magic, I will love and want you even after death. To look at you and to dream about you is just bliss, the violin about the suffering about you is so refined and eloquent. I growl from excitement; you excite me from above; everything trembles inside me with love and delight; your beautiful image is burnt out by fire in my memory; the cornea of ​​the psyche; your appearance is simple, simply amazing. Tin as hotly juicier just nowhere, tin as sexy. Trying to stop loving you is simply useless because it's too beautiful. I am the president of your fan club, a sect in which your beauty is worshiped. You are the embodiment of a living goddess. Literally everything adorns you. Divinely sweet skin color, it is impossible to get enough of your body, you are the source of my eternal hunger for sex. I feel the adrenaline of passion of a high degree of love and admiration, to such an extent that I bite my lips and my brain says yeah baby divine. Juicy sex goddess of my mind. You are the best that reality and the universe can offer. You are the best of all lives, the hot nights of chocolate passion in my memories sing only about you alone. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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