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Definition 1: the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity) - [noun denoting attribute]

(temperature is a kind of ...) any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

(temperature is a kind of ...) one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement

(... is a kind of temperature ) the presence of heat

(... is a kind of temperature ) the absence of heat

"the coldness made our breath visible" "come in out of the cold" "cold is a vasoconstrictor"

(... is a kind of temperature ) temperature of the body; normally 98.6 F or 37 C in humans; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health

(... is a kind of temperature ) temperature just below the boiling point

"the stew remained at a simmer for hours"

(... is a kind of temperature ) the normal temperature of room in which people live

(... is a kind of temperature ) temperature measured by a mercury thermometer

"the mercury was falling rapidly"

(... is a kind of temperature ) the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level

"they brought the water to a boil"

(... is a kind of temperature ) temperature measured on the absolute scale

(... is a kind of temperature ) (cryogenics) the lowest temperature theoretically attainable (at which the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules is minimal); 0 Kelvin or -273.15 centigrade or -459.67 Fahrenheit

(... is a kind of temperature ) the temperature above which a ferromagnetic substance loses its ferromagnetism and becomes paramagnetic

(... is a kind of temperature ) the temperature at which the water vapor in the air becomes saturated and condensation begins

(... is a kind of temperature ) the lowest temperature at which the vapor of a combustible liquid can be ignited in air

(... is a kind of temperature ) the temperature below which a liquid turns into a solid

(... are attributes of temperature) used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning

"hot stove" "hot water" "a hot August day" "a hot stuffy room" "she's hot and tired" "a hot forehead"

(... are attributes of temperature) having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration

"a cold climate" "a cold room" "dinner has gotten cold" "cold fingers" "if you are cold, turn up the heat" "a cold beer"

(... are attributes of temperature) having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat

"a warm body" "a warm room" "a warm climate" "a warm coat"

(... are attributes of temperature) neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat

"a cool autumn day" "a cool room" "cool summer dresses" "cool drinks" "a cool breeze"

Definition 2: the somatic sensation of cold or heat - [noun denoting cognition]

(temperature is a kind of ...) the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations

"he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes"

(... is a kind of temperature ) the sensation caused by heat energy

(... is a kind of temperature ) the sensation produced by low temperatures

"he shivered from the cold" "the cold helped clear his head"

(... is a kind of temperature ) the temperature range (between 28 and 30 degrees Centigrade) at which the naked human body is able to maintain a heat balance without shivering or sweating

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