# Kelvin meaning

kĕl'vĭn
A temperature scale in which zero occurs at absolute zero and each degree equals one kelvin. Water freezes at 273.15 K and boils at 373.15 K.
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A unit of absolute temperature equal to 1/273.16 of the absolute temperature of the triple point of water. One kelvin degree is equal to one Celsius degree.
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British physicist who developed the Kelvin scale of temperature (1848) and supervised the laying of a trans-Atlantic cable (1866).
Designating or of a scale of thermodynamic temperature measured from absolute zero (−273.16°C): the formula for converting Celsius to Kelvin is °K=°C + 273.16
A basic unit of temperature on this scale, equal to one degree Celsius.
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(William Thomson) 1824-1907; Brit. physicist & mathematician.
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The SI unit used to measure temperature, the basic unit of the Kelvin scale. A difference of one degree Kelvin corresponds to the same temperature difference as a difference of one degree Celsius.
British mathematician and physicist known especially for his work on heat and electricity. In 1848 he proposed a scale of temperature independent of any physical substance, which became known as the Kelvin scale.
A unit of measurement of temperature. Part of the SI system of measurement, the Kelvin (K) scale starts at absolute zero (-273.15). Each Kelvin degree is the same as a Celsius degree. As a result, 0ºC (freezing water) is equal to 273.15K, and 100ºC (boiling water) is equal to 373.15K. From British physicist and mathematician Lord William Thomas Kelvin (1824-1907). See color temperature and SI units.
See K.
In the International System of Units, the base unit of thermodynamic temperature; 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water. Shown as "K".
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A unit interval on the Kelvin scale.

The interval between the freezing and boiling points of water is 100 kelvins.

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(usually as postpositioned adjective) A unit for a specific temperature on the Kelvin scale.

Ice melts above 273.15 kelvin.

Water boils above 373.15 kelvin.

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A river in Scotland, running through Glasgow.
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A surname​.
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