Rankine Scale Definition

A scale of absolute temperature having the same degree increments as those of the Fahrenheit scale, in which the freezing point of water is 491.69° and the boiling point is 671.69°.
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Origin of Rankine Scale

  • After William John Macquorn Rankine (1820–1872), Scottish engineer and physicist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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