Adjective "temperature" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object, especially as expressed according to a comparative scale and shown by a thermometer or perceived by touch.
  1. 'With the proper enzymes present, biological temperatures suffice to allow reactions to proceed.'
  2. 'These were based on the measurement of canopy temperature using infrared thermometers.'
  3. 'Ideally you should use a meat thermometer to monitor the temperature as you cook.'
  4. 'He would record the temperature, atmospheric pressure, the degree of cloud cover, whether there was rain or snow.'
  5. 'Food should be kept in the fridge because mould cannot flourish at a temperature below five degree centigrade.'
  6. 'Heating a metal to temperatures below its melting point causes it to expand or increase in length.'
  7. 'After checking the time, he took out the thermometer and studied the temperature.'
  8. 'Man can't land on Venus, where the surface temperature is 800 degrees Fahrenheit, but a robot can.'
  9. 'The boiling point of a substance is the temperature at which the liquid boils.'
  10. 'With the outside temperature touching 43 degrees Celsius, the extreme heat policy was in force.'
  11. 'I'll take her temperature'
  12. 'The doctor will take your temperature and look at your abdomen.'
  13. 'Until my fever broke on the evening of my first full day the nurses would take my temperature and change my ice packs every few hours.'
  14. 'he was running a temperature'
  15. 'She had a temperature and some flu-like symptoms.'
  16. 'the temperature of the debate was lower than before'
  17. 'The peasant leader's words raised the temperature of the debate.'

More definitions

1. a measure of the warmth or coldness of an object or substance with reference to some standard value. The temperature of two systems is the same when the systems are in thermal equilibrium.

2. Physiology, Pathology. the degree of heat in a living body, normally about 9

8.6°F (37°C) in humans. the excess of this above the normal.

3. Obsolete. mildness, as of the weather.

4. Obsolete. temperament.

More examples(as adjective)

"volumes can be temperature."

"highs can be temperature."

"environments can be temperature."

"effects can be temperature."

"chemicals can be temperature."

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Late Middle English: from French température or Latin temperatura, from temperare ‘restrain’. The word originally denoted the state of being tempered or mixed, later becoming synonymous with temperament. The modern sense dates from the late 17th century.