temperature

[ tem-per-uh-cher, -choo r, -pruh-, -per-cher, -choo r ]SEE DEFINITION OF temperature
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TEMPERATURE

The morning was clear, with a temperature at sunrise of 24°.

The temperature of the spring was 58°, while that of the river was 51°.

At a pressure of 20 pounds, the temperature will be about 260 degrees.

The temperature of the oven is important in baking potatoes.

She had been ailing for a month, and now she was down with a temperature.

In the tropics up currents were also caused by temperature differences.

I may almost say their temperature would be the same at the Equator as the Pole.

In the end of May, the temperature again rose, and spring returned for good and all.

Many persons, and I am one, can drink coffee at a temperature of 131.

Isaac knew the temperature of his frames to the twentieth part of a degree.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "fact of being tempered," also "character or nature of a substance," from Latin temperatura "a tempering, moderation," from temperatus, past participle of temperare "to moderate" (see temper (v.)). Sense of "degree of heat or cold" first recorded 1670 (Boyle), from Latin temperatura, used in this sense by Galileo. Meaning "fever, high temperature" is attested from 1898.

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