Kelvin scale

A scale for measuring temperature, with zero defined as absolute zero, with kelvins as the units (equivalent to degrees Celsius).

The Kelvin scale is the standard scale for many scientific fields, but the related Celsius scale is handier for everyday life on Earth.


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  • Kelvin scale — n a temperature scale that has the kelvin as its unit of measurement and according to which absolute zero ( 273.15°C) is 0 K and water freezes at 273.15 K and boils at 373.15 K * * * Kel·vin scale (kelґvin) [William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, British… …   Medical dictionary

  • Kelvin scale — ► NOUN ▪ the scale of temperature with absolute zero as zero and the freezing point of water as 273.15 kelvins …   English terms dictionary

  • Kelvin scale — Kelvino skalė statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Termodinaminės temperatūros skalė, anksčiau vadinta absoliučiąja termodinamine Kelvino skale. atitikmenys: angl. Kelvin scale; Kelvin temperature scale vok. Kelvin Skala, f …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • Kelvin scale — noun a temperature scale that defines absolute zero as 0 degrees; water freezes at 273.16 degrees and boils at 373.16 degrees • Syn: ↑absolute scale • Hypernyms: ↑temperature scale * * * the ˌKelvin ˈscale 8 [Kelvin scale] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kelvin scale — Kelvino skalė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Kelvin scale vok. Kelvin Skala, f rus. шкала Кельвина, f pranc. échelle de Kelvin, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Kelvin scale — absolute scale of temperature in which each degree equals one kelvin (water freezes at 273.15 K and boils at 373.15 K) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Kelvin scale — /ˈkɛlvən skeɪl / (say kelvuhn skayl) noun a scale of temperature (Kelvin temperature), based on thermodynamic principles, in which zero is equivalent to 273.15°C or 459.67°F …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kelvin scale — noun a scale of temperature with absolute zero as zero, and the triple point of water as exactly 273.16 degrees …   English new terms dictionary

  • kelvin scale — (k) Thermometer scale on which unit of measurement equals the Celsius degree and according to which absolute zero is 0 degree, the equivalent of 273.160C. Water freezes at 273.160K and boils at 373.160K …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • temperature on the Kelvin scale — Kelvino temperatūra statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Temperatūra pagal Kelvino temperatūros skalę. atitikmenys: angl. Kelvin temperature; temperature on the Kelvin scale vok. Kelvin Temperatur, f rus. температура… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

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