the temperature at which a mixture of ice and air-saturated water at a pressure of one atmosphere is in equilibrium, represented by 0°C and 32°F.
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Origin of ice point
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for ice point
the temperature at which a mixture of ice and water are in equilibrium at a pressure of one atmosphere. It is 0° on the Celsius scale and 32° on the Fahrenheit scaleCompare steam point
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Scientific definitions for ice point
The temperature, equal to 0°C (32°F), at which pure water and ice coexist in equilibrium at 1 atmosphere of pressure.
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