Meaning of TEMPERATURE in English
[noun] - the measured amount of heat in a place or in the bodyWhat are the average summer temperatures in the north and south of the country? [C]Preheat the oven to a temperature of 200 degrees Celsius. [C]The normal body temperature of an adult is about 37°C. [C]There has been a sudden rise in temperature over the past few days (= The weather has become warmer). [U]If you say that the temperature in a particular situation is rising, you mean that it is likely to become violent because people have become angry.The temperature of the discussion started to rise as each side added its own arguments.If you are running/have a temperature, you have a high temperature and are ill.You take your temperature with a thermometer (= an instrument for measuring heat in the body) to discover how high it is.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012