Meaning of TEMPERATURE in English

TEMPERATURE

[tem.per.a.ture] n [L temperatura mixture, moderation, fr. temperatus, pp. of temperare] (1533) 1 archaic a: complexion 1 b: temperament 3b

2. a: degree of hotness or coldness measured on a definite scale--compare thermometer b: the degree of heat that is natural to the body of a living being c: abnormally high body heat d: relative state of emotional warmth "aware of a change in the ~ of our friendship --Christopher Isherwood"

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