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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A scale of absolute temperature having the same degree increments as those of the Fahrenheit scale, in which the freezing point of water is 491.69° and the boiling point of water is 671.69°.

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  • n. a scale of absolute temperature in Fahrenheit degrees; the freezing point of water is 491.69 degrees and the boiling point of water is 671.69 degrees

Etymologies

After William John Macquorn Rankine (1820-1872), Scottish engineer and physicist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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