transition temperature


noun

Physics. a temperature at which a substance undergoes some abrupt change in its properties, as when it passes from the normal to the superconducting state.

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British Dictionary definitions for transition temperature

transition temperature

noun

the temperature at which a sudden change of physical properties occurs, such as a change of phase or crystalline structure, or at which a substance becomes superconducting
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