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Definition of Temperature


  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 degrees-99.5 degrees F., in the mouth of an adult about 98.4 degrees).
  2. Constitution; state; degree of any quality.
  3. Freedom from passion; moderation.
  4. Condition with respect to heat or cold, especially as indicated by the sensation produced, or by the thermometer or pyrometer; degree of heat or cold; as, the temperature of the air; high temperature; low temperature; temperature of freezing or of boiling.
  5. Mixture; compound.

Temperature Quotations

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
Corrie Ten Boom

The only way to permanently change the temperature in the room is to reset the thermostat. In the same way, the only way to change your level of financial success 'permanently' is to reset your financial thermostat. But it is your choice whether you choose to change.
T. Harv Eker

It doesn't make a difference what temperature a room is, it's always room temperature.
Steven Wright

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
Hermann Hesse

For millions of years, this world has been a great gift to nearly everything living on it, a planet whose atmosphere, temperature, air, water, seasons, and weather were precisely calibrated to allow us - the big us, including forests and oceans, species large and small - to flourish.
Rebecca Solnit
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Temperature Translations

temperature in Afrikaans is temperatuur
temperature in Dutch is temperatuur
temperature in German is Temperatur
temperature in Italian is febbre, temperatura
temperature in Portuguese is temperatura
temperature in Spanish is temperatura
temperature in Swedish is temperatur