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Rankine scale

Pronunciation: ran'kin

Definition: a thermometer scale in which each degree Rankine (°Rank) is equal to the Fahrenheit but applied to the absolute temperature scale with its zero point at absolute zero; °Rank = °F + 459.67.

[William Rankine]

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