kelvin

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɛlvən/, [ˈkʰɛlvɨn]

Etymology[edit]

Named after the Irish-born Scottish physicist William Thomson, Lord Kelvin.

Noun[edit]

kelvin (plural kelvins)

  1. In the International System of Units, the base unit of thermodynamic temperature; 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water. Shown as "K".
  2. A unit interval on the Kelvin scale.
    The interval between the freezing and boiling points of water is 100 kelvins.
  3. (usually as postpositioned adjective) A unit for a specific temperature on the Kelvin scale.
    Ice melts above 273.15 kelvin.
    Water boils above 373.15 kelvin.

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See also[edit]

  • kelvin (K) – entry in How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kelvin m (plural kelvins)

  1. a kelvin

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kělʋiːn/
  • Hyphenation: kel‧vin

Noun[edit]

kèlvīn m (Cyrillic spelling кѐлвӣн)

  1. kelvin

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