Meaning of TEMPERATURE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtem-pə(r)-ˌchu̇r, -p(ə-)rə-, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r ]


Etymology: Latin temperatura mixture, moderation, from temperatus, past participle of temperare

Date: 1533

1. archaic

a. : complexion 1

b. : temperament 3b


a. : degree of hotness or coldness measured on a definite scale

b. : the degree of heat that is natural to the body of a living being

c. : abnormally high body heat

running a temperature


a. : relative state of emotional warmth

scandals raised the political temperature

b. : mood

testing the temperature of voters

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