absolute scale


absolute scale
absolute temperature scale 1. a temperature scale with its zero at absolute zero (−273.15°C, −459.67°F). 2. Kelvin s.

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  • absolute temperature scale — Thermodynam. temperature (absolute temperature) as measured on a scale in which the hypothetical lowest limit of physical temperatures is assigned the value zero (absolute zero), as the Kelvin scale. Also called absolute scale. * * * ▪ physics… …   Universalium

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  • absolute temperature scale — Thermodynam. temperature (absolute temperature) as measured on a scale in which the hypothetical lowest limit of physical temperatures is assigned the value zero (absolute zero), as the Kelvin scale. Also called absolute scale …   Useful english dictionary

  • absolute temperature scale — Also called the absolute scale temperature as measured on a scale in which the hypothetical lowest limit of physical temperature is assigned the value zero. The Kelvin scale is an example of the absolute temperature scale …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • absolute temperature — noun temperature measured on the absolute scale (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑temperature * * * ˌabsolute ˈtemperature 7 [absolute temperature] noun uncountable …   Useful english dictionary

  • absolute temperature — (T) temperature reckoned from absolute zero (−273.15°C or −459.67°F), expressed on an absolute scale (Kelvin or Rankine) …   Medical dictionary

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  • Absolute — Ab so*lute, a. [L. absolutus, p. p. of absolvere: cf. F. absolu. See {Absolve}.] 1. Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Absolute curvature — Absolute Ab so*lute, a. [L. absolutus, p. p. of absolvere: cf. F. absolu. See {Absolve}.] 1. Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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