Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • British physicist who developed the Kelvin scale of temperature (1848) and supervised the laying of a trans-Atlantic cable (1866).

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  • proper noun A river in Scotland, running through Glasgow.
  • proper noun A surname.
  • proper noun A male given name transferred from the surname; rather rare.
  • noun Alternative capitalization of kelvin

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Examples

  • For example, kelvin is distinguished from Kelvin to avoid confusion, while the shorthand K is used to honor the person.

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  • According to Energy Star "Lower kelvin numbers mean the light has a warmer color, while higher Kelvin numbers mean the light has a cooler color."

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  • So if Pluto has a temperature of ~45 Degrees Kelvin, we must assume that radioactive decay in Pluto accounts for less than 45 Degrees Kelvin, in fact since it estimated that Pluto’s temperature can go down to 35 Kelvin* that radioactive decay accounts for less than 35 Kelvin.

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  • The Kelvin is destroyed, but the biggest change in history as result is that one little kid in Iowa grows up without the steadying influence of his loving dad and instead of becoming the youngest and best starship captain in Federation history he becomes ... the youngest and best starship captain in Federation history.

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  • The Kelvin is destroyed, but the biggest change in history as result is that one little kid in Iowa grows up without the steadying influence of his loving dad and instead of becoming the youngest and best starship captain in Federation history he becomes ... the youngest and best starship captain in Federation history.

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  • Zero degrees Kelvin is “absolute zero”, the temperature at which molecules have no kinetic energy and stand completely still.

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  • And we mentioned before that the USS Kelvin is named after Abrams grandfather who famously got him interested in the art of mystery (see the “Magic Box” ted talk).

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  • The failure to take Glasgow Kelvin is unfortunate but certainly not a hammer blow.

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  • Once you are down there, the sense that you are standing in the very location where Desmond offed Kelvin is dwarfed by the natural beauty of the coastline.

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  • This meter measures ambient, flash, incident and reflected light as well as color temperatures in Kelvin degrees as well as correction filter suggestions and displays the results on an LCD read out.

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