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temperature scale that defines absolute zero as 0 degrees; water freezes at 273.16 degrees and boils at 373.16 degrees absolute scale , Kelvin scale
temperature measured on the absolute scale absolute temperature
temperature -459.67 Fahrenheit -273.15 Centigrade absolute zero
(cryogenics) the lowest temperature theoretically attainable (at which the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules is minimal); 0 Kelvin or -273.15 centigrade or -459.67 Fahrenheit absolute zero
adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment) acclimation , acclimatisation , acclimatization
thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the pressure of a gas kept at constant volume air thermometer , gas thermometer
thermometer consisting of a glass capillary tube marked with degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit and containing alcohol which rises or falls as it expands or contracts with changes in temperature alcohol-in-glass thermometer , alcohol thermometer
magnetic field creates parallel but opposing spins; varies with temperature antiferromagnetism
any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever antipyretic , febrifuge
furnace that feeds itself so as to maintain a uniform temperature; used by alchemists athanor
meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation atmospheric condition , weather , weather condition
rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element; brittle at low temperatures but liquid above room temperature; occurs in trace amounts in bauxite and zinc ores atomic number 31 , Ga , gallium
principle that equal volumes of all gases (given the same temperature and pressure) contain equal numbers of molecules Avogadro's hypothesis , Avogadro's law
resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations) ballast , ballast resistor , barretter
natural family planning in which the fertile period of the woman's menstrual cycle is inferred by noting the rise in basal body temperature that typically occurs with ovulation basal body temperature method , basal body temperature method of family planning
body temperature in the morning before rising or moving about or eating anything basal body temperature , basal temperature
vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it) bath
mercury thermometer that measures small differences or changes in temperature Beckman thermometer
(cosmology) the theory that the universe originated 20 billion years ago from the cataclysmic explosion of a small mass of matter at extremely high density and temperature big-bang theory , big bang theory
strip consisting of two metals that bends with a rise in temperature bimetallic strip
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