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absolute scale

Definition of the noun absolute scale

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  1. a temperature scale that defines absolute zero as 0 degrees; water freezes at 273.16 degrees and boils at 373.16 degrees
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonym of absolute scale: Kelvin scale
    • more generic term: temperature scale = a system of measuring temperature

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Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Environmental Terms (1998)

by Kevin Morris, Joseph Reynolds, Louis Theodore

absolute scale - any scale that does not allow negative numbers. [8] absolute temperature - the temperature expressed in degrees of Kelvin or Rankine. [8] absolute temperature scale - a scale (e.g., Kelvin, Rankine) in which temperatures ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

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 ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Construction Terms and Phrases (2013)

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 ...

Google previewLotus Illustrated Dictionary of Physics (2004)

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 ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Absolute Scale A temperature scale based on absolute zero.

Google previewA Visual Dictionary of Architecture (2012)

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 ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1991)

by Stuart Sutherland

absolute scale.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry (2009)

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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