Meaning of TEMPERATURE in English

TEMPERATURE

noun

1 how hot or cold sth is

ADJECTIVE

▪ high , hot , warm

Yesterday the town reached its highest ever February ~.

▪ cold , cool , low , sub-zero

▪ moderate

▪ normal

▪ extreme

Avoid exposing the instrument to extreme ~s.

▪ boiling , freezing , melting

the boiling ~ of the solvent

▪ maximum , minimum

▪ average , mean

▪ constant , stable , steady

▪ daytime

▪ annual , daily

▪ summer , winter , etc.

▪ April , July , etc.

▪ global

The increase in the mean global ~ will be about 0.3°C per decade.

▪ air , ocean ( esp. AmE ), sea ( esp. BrE ), water , etc.

▪ ambient , room

The product can be stored at room ~.

▪ oven

▪ body

▪ surface

the surface ~ of our planet

▪ external , internal

VERB + TEMPERATURE

▪ have

Some places had ~s in the forties during the heatwave.

▪ heat sth to , increase , raise

Heat the oven to a ~ of 200°C.

▪ decrease , lower , reduce

▪ reach

▪ control , maintain , regulate

▪ measure , monitor , record

▪ expose sth to

▪ withstand

These instruments can withstand ~s of 180°C.

TEMPERATURE + VERB

▪ go up , increase , rise , soar

▪ dip , drop , fall , go down , plummet

Overnight the ~ fell to minus 30°C.

▪ range

Water ~s ranged from 12 to 15°C.

▪ exceed sth , reach sth

▪ change , vary

TEMPERATURE + NOUN

▪ conditions

▪ change , difference , drop , increase , rise

▪ fluctuation , gradient , range , variation

a ~ range of 60–74°F

▪ extremes

The desert is a place of ~ extremes.

▪ control , regulation

▪ data , measurement , reading

▪ gauge , sensor

PREPOSITION

▪ at … ~

Serve the wine at room ~.

▪ in a ~

This plant grows well in ~s above 55°F.

▪ ~ above , ~ below

|Temperatures below freezing are common here.

▪ ~ between

a ~ between 35 and 37°

▪ ~ of

The fish prefer a ~ of 24–27°C.

PHRASES

▪ a change in ~ , a variation in ~

▪ a range of ~

▪ a drop in ~

▪ an increase in ~ , a rise in ~

2 fever

ADJECTIVE

▪ high

▪ slight

VERB + TEMPERATURE

▪ have , run

She's running a ~.

▪ take

The nurse produced a thermometer and took my ~.

▪ bring down

They used ice packs to bring down her ~.

TEMPERATURE + VERB

▪ go up , rise

▪ come down

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

He's in bed with a ~ of 102°.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .