from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The temperature at which a solid becomes a liquid at a fixed pressure, usually standard pressure.
- noun The temperature at which a solid and its liquid are in equilibrium, at any fixed pressure.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The point or degree of temperature at which a solid body melts; the point of fusion or fusibility. See
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- noun chemistry The
temperatureat which the solidand liquid phasesof a substanceare in equilibrium; it is relatively insensitiveto changesin pressure
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- noun the temperature below which a liquid turns into a solid
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