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Definition of the noun absolute scale
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- a temperature scale that defines absolute zero as 0 degrees; water freezes at 273.16 degrees and boils at 373.16 degrees
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The Dictionary of Psychology (2016)
by Ray Corsini
absolute scale A scale that is measured in equal intervals from an absolute zero base point. See RATIO ...
by Kevin Morris, Joseph Reynolds, Louis Theodore
absolute scale - any scale that does not allow negative numbers.  absolute temperature - the temperature expressed in degrees of Kelvin or Rankine.  absolute temperature scale - a scale (e.g., Kelvin, Rankine) in which temperatures ...
by M N Doja
absolute scale Temperature scale set so that zero is at the theoretical lowest temperature possible. This would occur when all random motion of ...
by Karl F. Schmid
Absolute scale: A temperature scale that uses absolute zero as its zero point. Absolute zero:The lowest temperature onthe absolute or Kelvin scale, equal to – 459.7°F. Absorb: To fill or soak up. Absorption: The process of drawing a fluid or gas ...
by Hillary Walter
aberration | absolute scale • aberration the apparent change in position of a light- emitting object due to the constancy of the speed of light and the motion of the observer relative to the emitter. The effect is nonrelativistic; that is, special relativity ...
by Pei-Show Juo
Absolute Scale A temperature scale based on absolute zero.
by Frank Ching
Kelvin scale An absolute scale oftemperature having a zero point of–273.16°C. absolute scale Atemperature scalebased on absolute zero with scale units equal in magnitude to centigrade degrees. absolute zero The hypotheticallowest limit of ...
by Stuart Sutherland
by John Daintith
The absolute scale of temperature was a fundamental scale based on Charles' law applied to an ideal gas: V= V0(1 + αθ) where Vis the volume at temperature θ , V0 the volume at 0, and α the thermal expansivity of the gas. At low pressures ...
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