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Pronunciation:  'tempuruchur

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  1. [n]  the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
  2. [n]  the somatic sensation of cold or heat

TEMPERATURE is a 11 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: absolute temperature, absolute zero, blood heat, body temperature, boil, boiling point, cold, cold, coldness, coldness, comfort zone, Curie point, Curie temperature, dew point, flash point, flashpoint, freezing point, fundamental measure, fundamental quantity, heat, heat, high temperature, hotness, low temperature, melting point, mercury, physical property, room temperature, simmer, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia, warmth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tem"per*a*ture\, n. (Physiol. & Med.)
    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[deg]-99.5[deg] F., in the
    mouth of an adult about 98.4[deg]).
  2. \Tem"per*a*ture\, n. [F. temp['e]rature, L.
    temperatura due measure, proportion, temper, temperament.]
    1. Constitution; state; degree of any quality.
             The best composition and temperature is, to have
             openness in fame and opinion, secrecy in habit,
             dissimulation in seasonable use, and a power to
             feign, if there be no remedy.         --Bacon.
             Memory depends upon the consistence and the
             temperature of the brain.             --I. Watts.
    2. Freedom from passion; moderation. [Obs.]
             In that proud port, which her so goodly graceth,
             Most goodly temperature you may descry. --Spenser.
    3. (Physics) 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; as,
       the temperature of the air; high temperature; low
       temperature; temperature of freezing or of boiling.
    4. Mixture; compound. [Obs.]
             Made a temperature of brass and iron together.
    {Absolute temperature}. (Physics) See under {Absolute}.
    {Animal temperature} (Physiol.), the nearly constant
       temperature maintained in the bodies of warm-blooded
       (homoiothermal) animals during life. The ultimate source
       of the heat is to be found in the potential energy of the
       food and the oxygen which is absorbed from the air during
       respiration. See {Homoiothermal}.
    {Temperature sense} (Physiol.), the faculty of perceiving
       cold and warmth, and so of perceiving differences of
       temperature in external objects. --H. N. Martin.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The temperature is the specific degree of hotness or coldness of the body. It is usually measured with a thermometer.