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# kelvin

A unit of thermodynamic temperature equal to 273.16−1 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water. See K. scale. [Lord K.]

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Kelvin adj relating to, conforming to, or being the Kelvin scale

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n.
the SI units of temperature, formally defined as the fraction 1/273.16 of the temperature of the triple point of water. A temperature in kelvins is equal to a Celsius temperature plus 273.15°C. Symbol: K.

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kel·vin (K) (kelґvin) [Lord Kelvin] the base SI unit of temperature, equal to 1/273.15 of the absolute temperature of the triple point of water. See also absolute temperature, under temperature, and Kelvin scale, under scale.

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• Kelvin — Kel vin (k[e^]l v[i^]n), n. [from Lord Kelvin, English physicist.] The SI unit of temperature, defined as being 1/273.16 of the triple point of water; abbreviated K. The melting point of water at 760 mm pressure is 273.15 Kelvins, and the boiling …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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• kelvin — (Del primer barón de Kelvin, W. ☛ V. Thomson, 1824 1907, matemático y físico inglés). m. Fís. Unidad de temperatura del Sistema Internacional. Es igual al grado centígrado, pero en la escala de temperatura absoluta el 0 está fijado en 273,16°C.… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

• Kelvin — m English: modern given name, first used in the 1920s. It is taken from a Scottish river which runs through Glasgow into the Clyde (cf. CLYDE (SEE Clyde)). Its choice as a given name may also have been influenced by the form of such names as… …   First names dictionary

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• kelvin — ► NOUN ▪ the SI base unit of thermodynamic temperature, equal in magnitude to the degree Celsius. ORIGIN named after the British physicist William T. Kelvin (1824 1907) …   English terms dictionary

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