Definition of Kelvin

1. Noun. The basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.

Exact synonyms: K
Generic synonyms: Temperature Unit



2. Noun. British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907).
Exact synonyms: First Baron Kelvin, William Thompson
Generic synonyms: Physicist

Definition of Kelvin

1. Proper noun. A river in Scotland, running through Glasgow. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname from=Scottish Gaelic) ¹

3. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname; rather rare. ¹

4. Noun. (alternative capitalization of kelvin) ¹

5. Noun. In the International System of Units, the base unit of thermodynamic temperature; 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water. Shown as "K". ¹

6. Noun. A unit interval on the Kelvin scale. ¹

7. Noun. (context: usually as postpositioned adjective) A unit for a specific temperature on the Kelvin scale. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kelvin

1. a unit of temperature [n -S]

Medical Definition of Kelvin

1. A temperature scale where zero degrees corresponds to absolute zero (no thermal energy), degrees have same size as in Celsius/centigrade scale. 273.16 K = zero C, 373.16 = 100 C. Abbreviation: K (13 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Kelvin

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1908)
"kelvin, William Thomson—Continued. Finest creative mind ever devoted to the Kennan, ... 256: Notices of the life and work of kelvin. Nature. 78: 323-4. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"It was established on Helmholtz's birthday in 1892, and has since been conferred on Du Bois-Reymond,Weierstrass and Lord kelvin. DR. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"It was established on Helmholtz's birthday in 1892, and has since been conferred on Du Bois-Rey mond, Weierstrass and Lord kelvin. DR. ..."

4. Journal by Chartered Insurance Institute (1897)
"The PRESIDENT : I will ask the Secretary to read the address which was presented on behalf of the Institution to Lord kelvin ..."

5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The most important improvements in connexion with electrometers are due, however, to Lord kelvin, who introduced the guard plate and used gravity or the ..."

6. Illustrations of Positivism: A Selection of Articles from the "Positivist by John Henry Bridges (1915)
"Lord kelvin, who was present, moved a vote of thanks to the lecturer; ... In the Times of May 4 Lord kelvin admits the correctness of the report, ..."

7. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"EXPERIMENT 1-N. — Measurement of Low Resistances with the kelvin Double Bridge. ... One of the important practical applications of the kelvin double bridge ..."

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