temperature scale

Definitions of temperature scale
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n a system of measuring temperature

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Celsius scale, centigrade scale, international scale
a temperature scale that defines the freezing point of water as 0 degrees and the boiling point of water as 100 degrees
Fahrenheit scale
a temperature scale that defines the freezing point of water as 32 degrees and the boiling point of water a 212 degrees
Kelvin scale, absolute scale
a temperature scale that defines absolute zero as 0 degrees; water freezes at 273.16 degrees and boils at 373.16 degrees
Rankine scale
a scale of absolute temperature in Fahrenheit degrees; the freezing point of water is 491.69 degrees and the boiling point of water is 671.69 degrees
Reaumur scale
a temperature scale on which water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 80 degrees
Type of:
metric, system of measurement
a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
graduated table, ordered series, scale, scale of measurement
an ordered reference standard

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