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1. The temperature at which a solid becomes a liquid at a fixed pressure, usually standard pressure.
2. The temperature at which a solid and its liquid are in equilibrium, at any fixed pressure.
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(Chemistry) the temperature at which a solid turns into a liquid. It is equal to the freezing point
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the temperature at which a solid substance melts or fuses.
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The temperature at which a solid becomes a liquid. For a given substance, the melting point of its solid form is the same as the freezing point of its liquid form. The melting point of ice is 32°F (0°C); that of iron is 2,797°F (1,535°C).
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|Noun||1.||melting point - the temperature below which a liquid turns into a solid|
temperature - the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
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