absolute temperature scale

noun Thermodynamics.

temperature (absolute temperature) as measured on a scale in which the hypothetical lowest limit of physical temperatures is assigned the value zero (absolute zero), as the Kelvin scale.

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  10. absolute zero

Also called absolute scale.

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Science definitions for absolute temperature scale

absolute temperature scale

A temperature scale having absolute zero as the lowest temperature. Absolute temperature scales only have positive numbers. The Kelvin scale and the Rankine scale are absolute temperature scales. Compare relative temperature scale.
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