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Named after the engineer and physicist William Lord Kelvin (1824–1907), who wrote of the need for an "absolute thermometric scale".
- A scale for measuring temperature, with zero defined as absolute zero, with kelvins as the units (equivalent to degrees Celsius).
- The Kelvin scale is the standard scale for many scientific fields, but the related Celsius scale is handier for everyday life on Earth.
a scale for measuring temperature