from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The temperature at which a liquid of specified composition solidifies under a specified pressure.
- n. The temperature at which the liquid and solid phases of a substance of specified composition are in equilibrium at atmospheric pressure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the temperature at which a liquid freezes, and the solid and liquid phases are in equilibrium; normally the same as the melting point
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. that degree of a thermometer at which a fluid begins to freeze; -- applied particularly to water, whose freezing point is at 32° Fahr., and at 0° Centigrade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The temperature at which a liquid freezes; loosely, the temperature at which ice melts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the temperature below which a liquid turns into a solid
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