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Temperature meaning

temperature - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The degree of heat of the body of a living being, esp. of the human body; also ( Colloq.), loosely, the excess of this over the normal ( of the human body 98¡- 99. 5¡ F., in the mouth of an adult about 98. 4¡).
  2. 2. Constitution; state; degree of any quality.
  3. 3. Freedom from passion; moderation.
  4. 4. Mixture; compound.
  5. 5. State with regard to heat or cold.

temperature - examples of usage

  1. Nobody had much appetite for supper, but they all sat a long while at the table, glad to rest if they could not eat, hoping that when they moved from their chairs they would find the temperature lower within the house walls than outside them. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. Good wine at a perfect temperature is not the daily drink of the British soldier." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. The latter knew what it would be with all this talking- now the temperature would go up, and he would have a bad night, and what would Dr. Mildmay say? - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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