moderate or self-restrained; not extreme in opinion, statement, etc.:
a temperate response to an insulting challenge.
moderate as regards indulgence of appetite or passion, especially in the use of alcoholic liquors.
not excessive in degree, as things, qualities, etc.
moderate in respect to temperature; not subject to prolonged extremes of hot or cold weather.
Microbiology. (of a virus) existing in infected host cells but rarely causing lysis.
having a climate intermediate between tropical and polar; moderate or mild in temperature
mild in quality or character; exhibiting temperance
temperate tem·per·ate (těm’pər-ĭt, těm’prĭt)
Exercising moderation and self-restraint.
Marked by moderate temperatures, weather, or climate.
noun, Geography. 1. the part of the earth’s surface lying between the tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere or between the tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle in the Southern Hemisphere, and characterized by having a climate that is warm in the summer, cold in the winter, and moderate […]
noun 1. a measure of the warmth or coldness of an object or substance with reference to some standard value. The temperature of two systems is the same when the systems are in thermal equilibrium. 2. Physiology, Pathology. the degree of heat in a living body, normally about 98.6°F (37°C) in humans. the excess of […]
noun, Meteorology. 1. rate of change of temperature with distance. temperature gradient noun 1. the rate of change in temperature in a given direction, esp in altitude temperature gradient The rate of change of temperature with displacement in a given direction from a given reference point.
- Temperature-humidity index
[tem-per-uh-cher-hyoo-mid-i-tee or, often, -yoo-, -pruh-, -per-cher-, -choo r] /ˈtɛm pər ə tʃər hyuˈmɪd ɪ ti or, often, -yu-, -prə-, -pər tʃər-, -ˌtʃʊər/ noun 1. a number representing an estimate of the effect of temperature and moisture on humans, computed by multiplying the sum of dry-bulb and wet-bulb temperature readings by 0.4 and adding 15, with […]