Definition of Kelvin 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: Absolute Scale
Generic synonyms: Temperature Scale

Definition of Kelvin scale

1. Noun. A scale for measuring temperature, with zero defined as absolute zero, with kelvins as the units (equivalent to degrees Celsius). ¹

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Medical Definition of Kelvin scale

1. Temperature scale in which the triple point of water is assigned the value of 273.16 K; °C = K -273.15. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Kelvin scale

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1. Principles of Thermodynamics by George Alfred Goodenough (1911)
"From the porous- plug experiments of Joule and Kelvin, Rowland has made a comparison between the kelvin scale and the scale of the air thermometer. 62. ..."

2. A College Text-book of Physics by Arthur Lalanne Kimball (1917)
"Experiment shows that HI is nearly 273 times a, so that the freezing point of water is about 273° above the absolute lero of the kelvin scale, or as we may ..."

3. Principles of Thermodynamics by George Alfred Goodenough (1911)
"in which T denotes temperature on the kelvin scale. Comparing (1) and (2), we obtain du T du mf For a gas that obeys Joule's law — ..."

4. An Introduction to the Principles of Physical Chemistry from the Standpoint by Edward Wight Washburn (1921)
"The degree on the kelvin scale differs from that on the international hydrogen scale by less than 0.1 per cent, so that in nearly all cases the two scales ..."

5. Smithsonian Meteorological Tables: Based on Guyot's Meteorological and by Smithsonian Institution, Charles Frederick Marvin, Arnold Guyot, Herbert Harvey Kimball (1918)
"The resulting scale has been variously named the absolute, the thermodynamic, and, more recently, in honor of its author, the kelvin scale. ..."

6. Pyrometry: The Papers and Discussion of a Symposium on Pyrometry Held by the by National Research Council (U.S.) (1920)
"There is one other fundamental matter that must be considered, and that is the value of the ice point on the kelvin scale. This may be calculated from the ..."

7. Conservation Laws by Benjamin Crowell (2003)
"Absolute zero and the kelvin scale We find that if we extrapolate a graph of ... The ideal temperature scale for scientific work, called the kelvin scale, ..."

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