- noun how hot something is
- noun a body temperature that is higher than usual, as a sign of illness
- A quantitative measure of the hotness or coldness of a body or region. Temperature may be expressed using a standard scale, such as the thermodynamic temperature scale, the Kelvin temperature scale, or the Celsius temperature scale. absolute zero equals 0 K, or approximately -273.15 °C. heat flows from a body or region which has a higher temperature to that with a lower temperature.
- A measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a body or region. The higher the temperature, the greater the kinetic energy.
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