Rankine



William John Macquorn
[muh-kwawrn] /məˈkwɔrn/ (Show IPA), 1820–70, Scottish engineer and physicist.
Thermodynamics. pertaining to an absolute temperature scale (Rankine scale) in which the degree intervals are equal to those of the Fahrenheit scale and in which 0° Rankine equals −459.7° Fahrenheit.
Compare absolute temperature scale, Kelvin (defs 2, 3).
Historical Examples

Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
Robert Burns Gabriel Setoun
Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties Charles H. (Charles Henry) Snow
Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss

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