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It came to me then in a flash that obviously the temperature of the water was responsible for the nystagmus.
Robert Barany

Meaning of "temperature" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TEMPERATURE

(Originally: a mingling): from Latin temperātūra proportion, from temperāre to temper.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TEMPERATURE

temperature  [ˈtɛmprɪtʃə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TEMPERATURE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Temperature is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TEMPERATURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

temperature

Temperature

A temperature is a numerical measure of hot and cold. Its measurement is by detection of heat radiation, particle velocity, kinetic energy, or most commonly, by the bulk behavior of a thermometric material. It may be calibrated in any of various temperature scales, Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, etc. Measurements with a small thermometer, or by detection of heat radiation, can show that the temperature of a body of material can vary from time to time and from place to place within it. If changes happen too fast, or with too small a spacing, within a body, it may be impossible to define its temperature. Thus the concept of temperature in general has an empirical content. Within a body that exchanges no energy or matter with its surroundings, temperature tends to become spatially uniform as time passes. When a path permeable only to heat is open between two bodies, energy always transfers spontaneously as heat from a hotter body to a colder one. The transfer rate depends on the nature of the path. If they are connected by a path permeable only to heat, and no heat flows between them, then the two bodies are equally hot.

Definition of temperature in the English dictionary

The first definition of temperature in the dictionary is the degree of hotness of a body, substance, or medium; a physical property related to the average kinetic energy of the atoms or molecules of a substance. Other definition of temperature is a measure of this degree of hotness, indicated on a scale that has one or more fixed reference points. Temperature is also a body temperature in excess of the normal.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TEMPERATURE


contemperature
kənˈtɛmprɪtʃə
dictature
dɪkˈteɪtʃə
distemperature
dɪsˈtemprɪtʃə
enricher
ɪnˈrɪtʃə
expenditure
ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə
forfeiture
ˈfɔːfɪtʃə
furniture
ˈfɜːnɪtʃə
garniture
ˈɡɑːnɪtʃə
investiture
ɪnˈvɛstɪtʃə
legislature
ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtʃə
literature
ˈlɪtərɪtʃə
miniature
ˈmɪnɪtʃə
nature
ˈneɪtʃə
nouriture
ˈnʌrɪtʃə
nourriture
ˈnʌrɪtʃə
pitcher
ˈpɪtʃə
portraiture
ˈpɔːtrɪtʃə
signature
ˈsɪɡnɪtʃə
stitcher
ˈstɪtʃə
switcher
ˈswɪtʃə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TEMPERATURE

tempera
temperability
temperable
temperalitie
temperament
temperamental
temperamentally
temperance
temperate
Temperate Zone
temperately
temperateness
temperative
temperature chart
temperature gauge
temperature gradient
temperature inversion
temperature-humidity index
tempered
temperer

WORDS THAT END LIKE TEMPERATURE

adventure
armature
by nature
candidature
caricature
creature
curvature
feature
human nature
immature
mature
Mother Nature
nomenclature
ossature
premature
room temperature
special feature
State legislature
stature
tablature
the course of nature

Synonyms and antonyms of temperature in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «temperature» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TEMPERATURE

Find out the translation of temperature to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of temperature from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «temperature» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

温度
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

temperatura
570 millions of speakers

English

temperature
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तापमान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دَرَجَةُ الـحَرَارَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

температура
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

temperatura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তাপমাত্রা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

température
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Suhu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Temperatur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

温度
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

온도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Suhu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhiệt độ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெப்ப நிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तपमान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sıcaklık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

temperatura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

temperatura
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

температура
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

temperatură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θερμοκρασία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

temperatuur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

temperatur
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

temperatur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of temperature

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TEMPERATURE»

The term «temperature» is very widely used and occupies the 3.263 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TEMPERATURE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about temperature

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10 QUOTES WITH «TEMPERATURE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word temperature.
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Robert Barany
It came to me then in a flash that obviously the temperature of the water was responsible for the nystagmus.
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Andrew Bird
A good espresso to me is a little bit salty; you just become used to a good taste. Anytime I go into a new place and they don't clean their machine properly or the water temperature isn't right, it tastes awful.
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Corrie Ten Boom
Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
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William Henry Bragg
When a liquid boils, the temperature has been raised to such a pitch that the evaporating molecules are sufficient in number and speed to lift off the air from the surface of the liquid and push it back en masse.
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Alton Brown
I'm an absolute connoisseur of cheeseburgers and like to think that I can detect even mere percentages of shift in fat content in ground meat in a burger and can actually name the temperature to which it was actually cooked to the degree if I'm, you know, really on my game.
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Stephen J. Cannell
I never waited for my Irish Cream coffee to be the right temperature, with a storm happening outside and my fireplace crackling... I wrote every day, at home, in the office, whether I felt like it or not. I just did it.
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Margaret Chan
Many diseases including malaria, dengue, meningitis - just a few examples - these are what we call climate-sensitive diseases, because such climate dimensions for rainfall, humidity and temperature would influence the epidemics, the outbreaks, either directly influencing the parasites or the mosquitoes that carry them.
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Piers Corbyn
The general trend in the last 4,000 years is that carbon dioxide and temperature have been moving against each other.
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Matt Damon
Still, the change is nearly indescribable - going from total obscurity to walking down a street in New York and having everybody turn and look; to feel the temperature of a room change when I walked in.
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Christopher Dodd
As the temperature drops, the need for heating oil goes up.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TEMPERATURE»

Discover the use of temperature in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to temperature and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Temperature Measurement and Control
This book treats the theory and practice of temperature measurement and control and important related topics such as energy management and air pollution.
J.R. Leigh, 1988
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Temperature Measurement
Temperature Scales and Classification of Thermometers Non-Electric Thermometers Thermoelectric Thermometers Resistance Thermometers Semiconductor Thermometers Fibre Optic Thermometers Quartz, Ultrasonic and Noise Thermometers and ...
L. Michalski, 2001
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Laser Diagnostics for Combustion Temperature and Species
This book aims to make these powerful and important new tools in combustion research understandable.
Alan C. Eckbreth, 1996
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High Temperature Coatings
This is the first true practical guide on the use of thermally-protective coatings for high-temperature applications, including the latest developments in materials used for protective coatings.
Sudhangshu Bose, 2011
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Temperature
"Discusses heat, temperature, the science behind measuring temperature, and the different devices used to measure temperature"--Provided by publisher.
Navin Sullivan, 2006
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HANDBOOK OF TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT.: Volume 1, Temperature ...
Volume 1 of the Handbook of Temperature Measurement, prepared by the CSIRO National Measurement Laboratory, Australia, details the principles and techniques involved in the measurement of humidity, in cryogenic and radiation thermometry and ...
Robin E. Bentley, 1998
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Low-Temperature Physics
This book provides a concise but thorough introduction to important phenomena of low-temperature physics.
Christian Enss, Siegfried Hunklinger, 2005
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Temperature
Introduces temperature, describing how it is measured, its effects on the Earth and the weather, how people react to its fluctuations, and how it can transform water from solid to liquid and liquid to gas.
Joy Frisch-Schmoll, 2008
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Inventing Temperature : Measurement and Scientific Progress: ...
What is temperature, and how can we measure it correctly? These may seem like simple questions, but the most renowned scientists struggled with them throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
Hasok Chang Lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Studies University College London, 2004
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Microcontroller-Based Temperature Monitoring and Control
The book provides design principles and application case studies backed up with sufficient control theory and electronics to develop your own systems.
Dogan Ibrahim, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TEMPERATURE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term temperature is used in the context of the following news items.
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Soaring global temperatures sees hottest June across the world …
From heavy rains in Turkey and the Ohio Valley to soaring temperatures in Alaska and Spain, the world has faced some of the most extreme weather since ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Germany reaches new all-time hottest temperature during Europe …
Yet another significant temperature record has fallen amid Europe's intense, multi-day heatwave. The scorching temperatures shifted to eastern Europe over the ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
Updated NOAA temperature record shows little global warming …
Creating and maintaining a record of surface temperatures around the world isn't as easy as it sounds, even if you rightly don't think that sounds easy. Lots of ... «Ars Technica, Jun 15»
4
This Has Been the Hottest Start to a Year on Record
Temperatures are displayed in degrees above or below the 20th-century average. Thirteen of the 14 hottest years are in the 21st century, and 2015 is on track to ... «Bloomberg, Apr 15»
5
Antarctica hits 63 degrees, believed to be a record
(CNN) A high temperature of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit might sound like a pleasant ... The chilly continent recorded the temperature (15.5 degrees Celsius) on ... «CNN, Apr 15»
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2014 Confirmed as Hottest Year On Record, With Spike in Ocean …
The year 2014 was the hottest since record-keeping began in 1880, according to independent reviews of temperature data released Friday by NASA and the ... «National Geographic, Jan 15»
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Cold virus replicates better at cooler temperatures
The common cold virus can reproduce itself more efficiently in the cooler temperature found inside the nose than at core body temperature, according to a new ... «Yale News, Jan 15»
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2014 set to be world's hottest year ever
Vehicles drive by a 134ft-high thermometer in Baker, California. Average land and sea surface temperatures have reached record levels in 2014. Photograph: ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»
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Climate records are breaking so often now, we've stopped paying …
What that means is that for each of these months, the combined average global land and ocean surface temperature has never been higher, at least since we ... «Washington Post, Oct 14»
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World breaks temperature record for June after hottest May
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Monday that last month's average global temperature was 16.2C (61.2F), which is ... «The Guardian, Jul 14»

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