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Related to absolute scale: absolute zero, Kelvin scale, Absolute scale of temperature
absolute scale[′ab·sə‚lüt ‚skāl]
A thermometer scale starting at absolute zero (approximately −273°C) and having degrees of the same magnitude as those of the Celsius thermometer. Thus, 0°C = 273 K. Named after first Lord Kelvin (1824–1907). Also called an absolute scale.