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(ˈræŋ kɪn)

pertaining to an absolute temperature scale (Ran′kine scale`) in which the degree intervals are equal to those of the Fahrenheit scale and in which 0° Rankine equals −459.7° Fahrenheit.
[1920–25; after William J. M.Rankine(1820–70), Scottish physicist]
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Noun1.Rankine - a unit of temperature on the Rankine scale
temperature unit - a unit of measurement for temperature
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During his ordeal on November 11, 2015, Rankine was ambushed in Lochgelly, Fife, by Andrew Patrick.
The court heard that Rankine had spent just a few days in jail and the rest of the time was in hospital or out on bail because of ill health.
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A spokesman for KNH said: "We're very sorry to hear about this and understand it must have been a shock for Ms Rankine.
Blaine Hudson's header doubled the lead on 43 minutes but Michael Rankine replied after the break to give Altrincham hope of an equaliser with 40 minutes remaining.
Rankine picked up a short ball from Alex Rodman to drill a powerful low shot from just outside the area into the bottom corner.
It took the Heed until five minutes before the break to register their first shot at goal, Rankine finding the net and then Sainte-Luce shooting over from inside the box.
In fact, the best remediation for the past several months of news might be the words and pictures of various video-art "Situations," 2006-, texts of which appear in Citizen, made jointly by Rankine and John Lucas (a photographer and video artist).
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