temperature (absolute temperature) as measured on a scale in which the hypothetical lowest limit of physical temperatures is assigned the value zero (absolute zero) as the Kelvin scale.
absolute temperature scale
A temperature scale having absolute zero as the lowest temperature. Absolute temperature scales only have positive numbers. The Kelvin scale and the Rankine scale are absolute temperature scales. Compare relative temperature scale.
- Absolute space
space that is not affected by what occupies it or occurs within it and that provides a standard for distinguishing inertial systems from other frames of reference.
- Absolute sobriety
noun a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .02 or less Examples A BAC of .02 or less is considered absolute sobriety because of the limitations of breath testing devices and the fact that the slight alcohol content of mouthwashes or some medications can influence a test. Usage Note law
- Absolute temperature
temperature (absolute temperature) as measured on a scale in which the hypothetical lowest limit of physical temperatures is assigned the value zero (absolute zero) as the Kelvin scale. Historical Examples In order to determine this, the absolute temperature of the steam at admission and exhaust pressures must be known. Steam Engines Anonymous Or, to put […]
- Absolute threshold
noun (psychol) the minimum intensity of a stimulus at which it can just be perceived Compare difference threshold