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absolute temperature

Definition of the noun absolute temperature

What does absolute temperature mean as a name of something?


  1. temperature measured on the absolute scale
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: temperature = the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment

Alternative definition of the noun absolute temperature


  1. thermodynamic temperature

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Google previewDictionary of Physics (2014)

by Michael Chapple

absolute temperature scale: a theoretical temperature scale based on a theorem in thermodynamics concerning the efficiencies of heat engines. It is sometimes called the absolute thermod ynamic temperature scale. It is identical to the ideal ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

Pertaining to measurements or units of measurement relative to a universal constant, natural datum, or fundamental physical relationship of space, time, and mass; for example, absolute temperature. In any given system of measurement, ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (1991)

by Hall

Absolute temperature values are used for calculations involving multiplication or ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Absolute Temperature The temperature measured on the absolute scale and expressed in degrees above absolute zero (approximately –273°C). Absolute Temperature Scale (Kelvin Temperature Scale) A temperature scale on which the zero ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

absolute temperature scale A temperature scale having absolute zero as the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1872)

by Henry Watts

to denote the absolute temperature corresponding to tho centigrado temperature t, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2013)

by Tony Atkins, Marcel Escudier

absolute temperature (Unit K) A temperature T measured relative to absolute zero, ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Weather and Climate (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

absolute temperature See thermodynamic temperature. absolute vorticity See vorticity. absolute zero The zero of THERMODY- NAMIC TEMPERATURE. This is the ...

Google previewDictionary of Pure and Applied Physics (2000)

by Dipak Basu

The absolute temperature scale has an arbitrariness in the size of the degree, chosen such that the triple point of water is exactly 273.16°C. It is not possible for a system to reach the absolute zero of temperature. This can be seen through the ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

absolute temperature scale A temperature ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry

absolute independent absolute temperature Temperature measured on a scale that sets absolute zero as zero. In the SI system, the Kelvin scale is used to measure absolute temperature.

Google previewA Visual Dictionary of Architecture (2011)

by Francis D. K. Ching

Also called kilogram absolute temperature Temperature as measured on an absolute scale. calorie, large calorie. latent heat The quantity of heat absorbed or released by a substanceduringa changein phaseat constant temperature ...

Google previewDictionary of Material Science and High Energy Physics (2001)

by Dipak K. Basu

absolute temperature (T) Scale of temperature defined by the relationship 1/T = (∂S/ ∂U) V,N; S denotes entropy, U the internal energy, and V the volume of an isolated system of N particles.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

absolute temperature A temperature scale based on the coldest temperature that is physically possible. This absolute zero of temperature is –273.l5°C, but for meteorological purposes ...

Google previewDictionary of Astronomy and Astronautics (1959)

by Armand Spitz, Frank Gaynor

ABSOLUTE TEMPERATURE bright they would be if they were all at the same distance. By agreement the standard is ten parsecs, or 32.58 light years. Formula : If M is the absolute magnitude of a star, m its apparent magnitude and p its ...

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Video shows what absolute temperature means. Thermodynamic temerature; measuring of cold and heat on the absolute scale and using Kelvins.. Absolute ...

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