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ice point

noun
1.
the temperature at which a mixture of ice and air-saturated water at a pressure of one atmosphere is in equilibrium, represented by 0°C and 32°F.
Compare steam point.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples for ice point
  • There are two methods of calibrating thermometers: the ice point method and the boiling point method.
  • We check for full reaction to methane hydrate by lowering the sample temperature below the ice point.
  • The thermometer must be checked at the ice point and a minimum of two other points that bracket the use of the thermometer.
  • Check ice point and boiling point values prior to each day.
British Dictionary definitions for ice point

ice point

noun
1.
the temperature at which a mixture of ice and water are in equilibrium at a pressure of one atmosphere. It is 0° on the Celsius scale and 32° on the Fahrenheit scale Compare steam point
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ice point in Science
ice point  
The temperature, equal to 0°C (32°F), at which pure water and ice coexist in equilibrium at 1 atmosphere of pressure.
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