Meaning of TEMPERATURE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ temprətʃə(r) ]

( temperatures)

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


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.



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


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


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


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


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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