Meaning of TEMPERATURE in English

TEMPERATURE

transcription, транскрипция: [ temprətʃə(r) ]

( temperatures)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

The temperature of something is a measure of how hot or cold it is.

The temperature soared to above 100 degrees in the shade...

Coping with severe drops in temperature can be very difficult.

N-VAR

2.

Your temperature is the temperature of your body. A normal temperature is about 37° centigrade.

His temperature continued to rise alarmingly.

N-UNCOUNT : oft poss N

3.

You can use temperature to talk about the feelings and emotions that people have in particular situations.

There’s also been a noticeable rise in the political temperature.

N-COUNT : usu sing

4.

If something is at room temperature , its temperature is neither hot nor cold.

Stir the parsley into the potatoes and serve at room temperature.

PHRASE : usu PHR after v , v-link PHR

5.

If you are running a temperature or if you have a temperature , your temperature is higher than it usually is.

He began to run an extremely high temperature...

PHRASE : V inflects

6.

If you take someone’s temperature you use an instrument called a thermometer to measure the temperature of their body in order to see if they are ill.

He will probably take your child’s temperature too.

PHRASE : V inflects

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