temperature scale

a scale used for expressing the degree of heat, based on absolute zero as a reference point (absolute scale), or with a certain value arbitrarily assigned to such temperatures as the ice point and boiling point of water under certain stipulated conditions, the range between and beyond them being divided into a designated number of identical units.

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  • temperature scale — noun a system of measuring temperature • Hypernyms: ↑scale, ↑scale of measurement, ↑graduated table, ↑ordered series, ↑system of measurement, ↑metric • Hyponyms: ↑Celsius …   Useful english dictionary

  • temperature scale — temperatūros skalė statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Verčių, nurodančių atitinkamų temperatūros matavimo vienetų seką, visuma. atitikmenys: angl. temperature scale vok. Temperaturskala, f rus. температурная шкала, f pranc. échelle de… …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • Fahrenheit temperature scale —       scale based on 32° for the freezing point of water and 212° for the boiling point of water, the interval between the two being divided into 180 equal parts. The 18th century German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (Fahrenheit, Daniel… …   Universalium

  • International Temperature Scale of 1990 — The International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS 90) is an equipment calibration standard for making measurements on the Kelvin and Celsius temperature scales. ITS–90 is an approximation of the thermodynamic temperature scale that facilitates the …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • Celsius temperature scale — also called  centigrade temperature scale        scale based on 0° for the freezing point of water and 100° for the boiling point of water. Invented in 1742 by the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (Celsius, Anders), it is sometimes called the… …   Universalium

  • Kelvin temperature scale — termodinaminė temperatūros skalė statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Nepriklauso nuo termometrinės medžiagos ir turi vieną atskaitos tašką – vandens trigubąjį tašką, kuriam suteikta T = 273,16 K vertė. Termodinaminė temperatūros skalė… …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • thermodynamic temperature scale — termodinaminė temperatūros skalė statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Nepriklauso nuo termometrinės medžiagos ir turi vieną atskaitos tašką – vandens trigubąjį tašką, kuriam suteikta T = 273,16 K vertė. Termodinaminė temperatūros skalė… …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • centesimal temperature scale — Celsijaus skalė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Celsius scale; centesimal temperature scale; centigrade scale vok. Celsius Skala, f; zentesimale Temperaturskala, f; Zentigradskala, f rus. стоградусная температурная шкала, f;… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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