Absolute-zero definition

The theoretical temperature at which substances possess no thermal energy, equal to 0 K, −273.15°C, or −459.67°F.
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The temperature at which matter has no heat and its molecules are completely still; theoretically, the lowest possible temperature: equal to about −273.16°C or about −459.69°F or 0°K.
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The lowest possible temperature, at which all molecules are have the least possible amount of kinetic energy. Absolute zero is equal to 0°K, −459.67°F, or −273.15°C. At temperatures approaching absolute zero, the physical characteristics of some substances change significantly. For example, some substances change from electrical insulators to conductors, while others change from conductors to insulators. Absolute zero has never been reached in laboratory experiments.
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(slang) A person or thing of absolutely no consequence.
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(physics) The coldest possible temperature, zero on the Kelvin scale, or approximately −273.15 °C, −459.67 °F; total absence of heat; temperature at which motion of all molecules would cease. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
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Singular:
absolute-zero
Plural:
absolute-zeros