ice point


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. ice needles,
  2. ice pack,
  3. ice pellets,
  4. ice pick,
  5. ice plant,
  6. ice rain,
  7. ice rampart,
  8. ice road,
  9. ice run,
  10. ice screw

Compare steam point.

Origin of ice point

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for ice point

ice point

noun

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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Science definitions for ice point

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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