absolute temperature scale
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absolute temperature scale:see Kelvin temperature scaleKelvin temperature scale,
a temperature scale having an absolute zero below which temperatures do not exist. Absolute zero, or 0°K;, is the temperature at which molecular energy is a minimum, and it corresponds to a temperature of −273.
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measure of the relative warmth or coolness of an object. Temperature is measured by means of a thermometer or other instrument having a scale calibrated in units called degrees. The size of a degree depends on the particular temperature scale being used.
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absolute temperature scale[′ab·sə‚lüt ′tem·prə·chür ‚skāl]
A scale with which temperatures are measured relative to absolute zero. Also known as absolute scale.
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