from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment.
- n. A measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter, expressed in terms of units or degrees designated on a standard scale.
- n. The degree of heat in the body of a living organism, usually about 37.0°C (98.6°F) in humans.
- n. An abnormally high condition of body heat caused by illness; a fever.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or condition of being tempered or moderated.
- n. The balance of humours in the body, or one's character or outlook as considered determined from this; temperament.
- n. A measure of cold or heat, often measurable with a thermometer.
- n. An elevated body temperature, as present in fever and many illnesses.
- n. The temperature(1) of the immediate environment.
- n. this sense?) (medicine) Body temperature noted as: cool, cold, warm, or hot as part of the skin signs assessment
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Constitution; state; degree of any quality.
- n. Freedom from passion; moderation.
- n. Condition with respect to heat or cold, especially as indicated by the sensation produced, or by the thermometer or pyrometer; degree of heat or cold
- n. Mixture; compound.
- n. The degree of heat of the body of a living being, esp. of the human body; also (Colloq.), loosely, the excess of this over the normal (of the human body 98°-99.5° F., in the mouth of an adult about 98.4°).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In phenology, the temperature below which the germination of the seed and the growth of the plant do not take place.
- n. Mixture, or that which is produced by mixture; a compound.
- n. Constitution; state; temperament.
- n. Moderation; freedom from passions or excesses.
- n. Temper, as of metals.
- n. Temperateness; mildness.
- n. The state of a substance with regard to sensible heat; the degree or intensity of the sensible heat of a body.
- n. Specifically, the thermal element of weather or climate.
- n. In physiology and pathology, the degree of heat of a living body, especially of the human body. It is usually taken, clinically, in the axilla, under the tongue, or in the rectum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
- n. the somatic sensation of cold or heat
The latter temperature (106) still stands as the highest official temperature* ever recorded for Washington, and without air conditioning at that!
The temperature to which a substance must be heated in order to burn and continue to burn is called the _kindling temperature_ of that substance.
Adaptation to shifts in temperature is not that difficult ...
If the conservatives truly read the available information and were honest they would see the HUGE swings in temperature is a sign of bad things to come.
If you claim Earth's increase in temperature is caused by humans then Mars increase in temperature is caused by humans.
This DOES NOT mean that the current rise in temperature is due to natural causes as well.
He showed that the magnetic properties of a given substance change at a certain temperature - this temperature is now known as the Curie point.
In fact, it could be said that my temperature is above normal.
Back in the Bluegrass, where the temperature is a humane fifty Fahrenheit and rising.
A new UCI rule for this season allows water hand-ups at ‘cross races when the temperature is above 68 degrees, at the race officials’ discretion.