Definition of Absolute scale

1. Noun. A temperature scale that defines absolute zero as 0 degrees; water freezes at 273.16 degrees and boils at 373.16 degrees.

Exact synonyms: Kelvin Scale
Generic synonyms: Temperature Scale



Definition of Absolute scale

1. Noun. A temperature scale based on absolute zero with units of measurement being equivalent to Celsius; Kelvin scale.(reference-book last = first = authorlink = coauthors = editor =Gove, Philip Babcock others = title = Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged origdate = origyear = 1909 origmonth = url = format = accessdate = accessyear = accessmonth = edition = date = year =1976 month = publisher =G. & C. Merriam Co. location = Springfield, MA language = id = doi = isbn =0-87779-101-5 lccn = ol = pages =6 chapter = chapterurl = quote =) ¹

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Medical Definition of Absolute scale

1. An obsolete term for Kelvin scale. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Absolute Scale

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absolute scale (current term)
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Literary usage of Absolute scale

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1. An Introduction to the Study of Landscape Design by Henry Vincent Hubbard, ( (1917)
"The Absolute and terms absolute scale and absolute size are used in speaking of the R"**1** relation of the size of any given object to a definitely ..."

2. A College Text-book of Physics by Arthur Lalanne Kimball (1911)
"absolute scale of the Air Thermometer.—According to Charles' Law, gases, at constant pressure, expand nearly 0.00366, or .jf.j of their volume at zero for a ..."

3. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1904)
"SECTION VIII ON THE absolute scale OF TEMPERATURE 365. Introduction.—The idea of an absolute scale of temperature, independent of the properties of any ..."

4. A Text-book of Physics: Heat by John Henry Poynting, Joseph John Thomson (1906)
"... Processes—Efficiency of an Engine—Absolute or Work Scale of Temperature—Efficiency expressed on the absolute scale— Comparison of the Absolute with the ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"And on this absolute scale of stimulus, the sensations, + some undetermined ... The stimulus value of our mid-point on the absolute scale is the geometrical ..."

6. Thermodynamics of the Steam-engine and Other Heat-engines by Cecil Hobart Peabody (1889)
"Equation (32) is commonly written (33) absolute scale of Temperature. — A scale of temperature may now be defined by making /< = -=, so that dQ dt the large ..."

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