- the degree of heat in a living body, normally about 98.6°F (37°C) in humans.
- the excess of this above the normal.
Origin of temperature
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH temperaturefever, temperature
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How to use temperature in a sentence
Rising temperatures have dried out the West’s forests, making them more vulnerable to fire.What wildfires in Brazil, Siberia, and the US West have in common|Lili Pike|September 17, 2020|Vox
To monitor the change, a global fleet of about 4,000 devices called Argo floats is collecting temperature data from the ocean’s upper 2,000 meters.Underwater earthquakes’ sound waves reveal changes in ocean warming|Carolyn Gramling|September 17, 2020|Science News
As temperatures have been warming, mangroves have been spreading.Soggy coastal soils? Here’s why ecologists love them|Alison Pearce Stevens|September 17, 2020|Science News For Students
Meanwhile, temperatures are rising and rainfall patterns are becoming more extreme.Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.|James Temple|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
I added that to a spreadsheet with the temperature of each ice bottle.
Not quite, but at one point the temperature registered 29 below zero, with 21 inches of snow.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’|Jennie Yabroff|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Turn the heat down to 325°F and continue cooking until internal temperature reads 140°F on a thermometer.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Turns out that wool regulates temperature, repels water, wicks away moisture, and resists stains and dirt.
Drew Servis, 24, was walking home Sunday night and recalls the temperature well below freezing.
The caregiver Fatu had acted fast – the temperature reading on the Thursday night was high.
Thus the increase of temperature that augments the elasticity of a fluid confined, would expand it in the same degree.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
As all parts of this apparatus are of metal changes in humidity or temperature do not affect its regulation.
The tuning of an organ is seriously affected by the temperature of the surrounding air.
The greatest ranges of temperature occur in the Piedmont and in the Great Valley.
In general, the climate of the entire state is mild with few extremes in temperature.
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Scientific definitions for temperature
Heat and temperature are closely related but distinct and sometimes subtle ideas. Heat is simply transferred thermal energy-most commonly, the kinetic energy of molecules making up substance, vibrating and bouncing against each other. A substance's temperature, on the other hand, is a measure of its ability to transfer heat, rather than the amount of heat transferred. For example, a match lit under a pot of boiling water reaches a much higher temperature than the water, but it is able to give off much less heat, since only a small amount of thermal energy is created and released by it. When any two substances of different temperatures are in thermal contact, the laws of thermodynamics state that heat flows from the higher-temperature substance into the lower-temperature substance, raising the temperature of the heated body and lowering the temperature of the body releasing heat until thermal equilibrium is reached, and the temperatures are the same. Thus temperature describes a characteristic of matter that determines the direction and extent of heat transfer, so the match with little heat but high temperature still adds energy to the water when placed under the pot. Providing a closed physical system with heat generally raises its temperature but not necessarily; for example, ice at zero degrees Celsius requires considerable additional heat in order to melt into water at zero degrees Celsius. Temperature can be related to the average kinetic energy of the molecules of gases, though this relation breaks down in most real cases involving liquids, solids, substances with larger molecules, and radiation with no mass, such as light. The two most common temperature scales, Celsius (C) and Fahrenheit (F), are based on the freezing and boiling points of water. On the Celsius scale there are 100 increments between the two points, and on the Fahrenheit scale there are 180. Scientists also use the International System units called Kelvins (K). A difference in temperature of one degree is equivalent in the Celsius and Kelvin scales, but their absolute scales are different: while zero degrees C is the temperature at which water freezes (at a pressure of one atmosphere), zero degrees K (-273.72 degrees C), also called absolute zero, is the least possible temperature for a system, representing a theoretical state from which no heat can be extracted.
Other Idioms and Phrases with temperature
see run a fever (temperature).