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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 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 (2011)

by Francis D. K. Ching

An absolute scale of temperature having a zero point of –273.16°C. absolute scale A temperature scale based on absolute zero with scale units equal in magnitude to centigrade degrees. absolute zero The hypothetical lowest limit of physical ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2008)

by John Daintith

Denoting a temperature measuredonan absolute scale,a scaleoftemperature based on absolutezero. Theusual absolute scalenowisthat of thermodynamic *temperature; its unit, ...

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 previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

absolute scale; same as absolute or Kelvin temperature scale. — Absolute temperature. absolute temperature; ...

Google previewCraftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms (1994)

by James T. Frane

absolute scale -a temperature scale using absolute ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1991)

by Stuart Sutherland

absolute scale.

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 previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1995)

Volume 16 - Socio-Organizational Aspects of Expert Systems Design to Storage and Retrieval: Signature File Access by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

includes a fifth, the absolute scale. Each of these scales facilitates certain observations about, and a comparison between, metrics measured using that scale. Each also allows or admits certain transformations for use in rescaling.

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