A thermometer measures temperature.
- The highest temperatures ever recorded was 136 Fahrenheit in El Azizia, Libya.
- The lowest temperatures ever recorded was -129 Fahrenheit in Vostok, Antarctica.
- When it is 54 degrees outside, 54 degrees is an example of temperature.
- When your body is at 98.6 degrees, this is an example of a normal body temperature.
Temperature is the amount of heat in a given area, or the amount of internal heat in a person's body.
Facts About Temperature
- a measure of the quantity of heat in an object, usually as measured on a thermometer; specif.,
- the degree of heat of a living body
- an excess of this over the normal (c. 37°C or c. 98.6°F in humans); fever
- the degree of heat of the atmosphere
- Obs. temperament
Origin of temperatureClassical Latin temperatura ; from temperatus, temperate
- a. The degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment.b. A measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter, expressed in terms of units or degrees designated on a standard scale.
- a. The degree of heat in the body of a living organism, usually about 37.0°C (98.6°F) in humans.b. An abnormally high condition of body heat caused by illness; a fever.
Origin of temperatureMiddle English, temperate weather, Latin temperat&umacron;ra, due measure, from temperatus, past participle of temperare, to mix; see temper.
- (now rare, archaic) The balance of humours in the body, or one's character or outlook as considered determined from this; temperament.
- A measure of cold or heat, often measurable with a thermometer.
- The boiling temperature of pure water is 100 degrees Celsius.
- An elevated body temperature, as present in fever and many illnesses.
- You have a temperature; I think you should stay home today. You're sick.
- (when not used in relation with something) The temperature(1) of the immediate environment.
- The temperature dropped nearly 20 degrees; it went from hot to cold.
- (thermodynamics) A property of macroscopic amounts of matter that serves to gauge the average intensity of the random actual motions of the individually mobile particulate constituents.