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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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  • One group of fish, called notothenioids, flourish in the Antarctic ocean, even though the ocean temperature is below the freezing point of their blood.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • The Mercury was at times 50 deg. below the freezing point of Farenheit, and 22 deg. below that of Reaumur.

    Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies


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