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tem·per·a·ture

temperature

 
 
pronunciation:
tem pr chr [or] tem pr chr [or] tem pr chr [or] tem p chr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the degree of heat or cold of an object or an environment.
The temperature is higher in the afternoon than in the evening.
 
definition 2: the measurement of heat or cold as shown in degrees on a thermometer.
Ice melts when the temperature is above zero degrees.
definition 3: a higher than normal body temperature caused by infection or illness; fever.
John stayed home from school because he had a temperature.
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