Definitions of temperature

  1. the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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¡). Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Constitution; state; degree of any quality. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Freedom from passion; moderation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Mixture; compound. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Degree or amount of heat or cold; state as to heat or cold. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Constitution: proportion: degree of any quality, esp. of heat or cold: state of a body with respect to sensible heat. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. State with regard to heat or cold. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Constitution; state; degree of any quality; moderation; the state of a body with regard to heat or cold, as indicated by the thermometer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Degree of heat or cold; any degree of sensible heat as measured by the thermometer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Body heat; most Mammals have approximately the same temperature as Man, Birds a higher; homoiothermal and poikilothermal. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for temperature

  1. Its temperature mounted to a hundred and three and a half. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  2. As a result of this increase of temperature we have a corresponding increase in the diameter of the tap, and a variation in the diameter of the threads in the nuts. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose