temperature scale

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Noun1.temperature scale - a system of measuring temperaturetemperature scale - a system of measuring temperature  
system of measurement, metric - a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
graduated table, ordered series, scale, scale of measurement - an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
Celsius scale, centigrade scale, international scale - a temperature scale that defines the freezing point of water as 0 degrees and the boiling point of water as 100 degrees
Fahrenheit scale - a temperature scale that defines the freezing point of water as 32 degrees and the boiling point of water a 212 degrees
absolute scale, Kelvin scale - a temperature scale that defines absolute zero as 0 degrees; water freezes at 273.16 degrees and boils at 373.16 degrees
Rankine scale - a scale of absolute temperature in Fahrenheit degrees; the freezing point of water is 491.69 degrees and the boiling point of water is 671.69 degrees
Reaumur scale - a temperature scale on which water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 80 degrees
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In which temperature scale does water freeze at 0 degrees and boil at 80 degrees?
Marquez stressed the utility company has designed its system in this part of the country to operate in extreme conditions at either end of the temperature scale.
1701: Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer who created the centigrade temperature scale, was born in Uppsala.
"On the other end of the temperature scale a winner decided to iron their crumpled winning ticket but the heat from the iron caused it to go completely black.
1741 - Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius creates the Centigrade temperature scale.
These include the wind chill factor (Osczevski and Bluestein 2005) to quantify wind speed effects on the severity of cold weather conditions and the heat index (Steadman 1979) for hot conditions coupled with the effect of humidity on a perceived temperature scale. Unfortunately, none of these empirical indices build upon a physically sound human thermal energy balance model, and site-specific information, as introduced by urban morphology, has been neglected.
The vertical axis that plots modulus is the one we need to pay attention to, not the temperature scale. The effect of temperature on mechanical properties is not linear.
Outermost curve along the left side of the scale indicates the Wet Bulb temperature scale.
We often use the example of a buying temperature scale to illustrate this point.
The TI reference discusses higher accuracy linearization and conversion from a Kelvin to a Centigrade or Fahrenheit temperature scale output.
At the opposite end of the temperature scale, freezers and chillers generate another set of problems.

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