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temperature

Pronunciation: tem'per-a-chur

Definition: The sensible intensity of heat of any substance; the manifestation of the average kinetic energy of the molecules making up a substance due to heat agitation.

[L. temperatura, due measure, temperature, fr. tempero, to proportion duly]

See Also: scale

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