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 it another way, freezing-point is 274 absolute temperature.
Marvels of Scientific Invention Thomas W. Corbin

That is, the pressure of a gas varies directly as its absolute temperature, if the volume is kept constant.
The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2. Julius Stieglitz

absolute temperature is without influence, provided every trace of air or foreign gas be got rid of.
Scientific American Supplement No. 299 Various

This scale, proposed by Sir W. Thomson in 1848, is called the “scale of absolute temperature.”
Scientific American Supplement, No. 508, September 26, 1885 Various

At the absolute temperature T, if the pressure be unaltered, the volume of this gas will be VoT / 273.
The Mechanism of Life Stphane Leduc

It is that emission grows as the fourth power of absolute temperature.
A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke

From black bodies, as we have seen, the total radiation varies as the fourth power of the absolute temperature.
Climatic Changes Ellsworth Huntington

At a constant pressure the volume of a given mass of gas is proportional to its absolute temperature.
Physics Willis Eugene Tower

The absolute temperature is obtained by adding 461 to the reading in degrees Fahrenheit (F.).
Steam Engines Anonymous

another name for thermodynamic temperature

absolute temperature n.
Abbr. T
Temperature measured in kelvin from absolute zero.
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.


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