Meaning of TEMPERATURE in English
The measure of molecular motion or the degree of heat of a substance. It is measured on an arbitrary scale from absolute zero, where the molecules theoretically stop moving. It is also the degree of hotness or coldness. In surface observations, it refers primarily to the free air or ambient temperature close to the surface of the earth.
Weather and meteorology English vocabulary. Английский словарь погоды и метеорологии . 2012