- IPA: /ˈtɛmp(ə)ɹətʃə(ɹ)/, /ˈtɛmp(ə)ɹəˌtʃʊə(ɹ)/, /ˈtɛmpə(ɹ)tʃə(ɹ)/, /ˈtɛmpə(ɹ)ˌtʃʊə(ɹ)/
- A measure of cold or heat, often measurable with a thermometer.
- The boiling temperature of pure water is 100 degrees Celsius.
- The temperature in the room dropped nearly 20 degrees; it went from hot to cold.
- An elevated body temperature, as present in fever and many illnesses.
- You have a temperature. I think you should stay home today. You’re sick.
- (thermodynamics) A property of macroscopic amounts of matter that serves to gauge the average intensity of the random actual motions of the individually mobile particulate constituents.
- (obsolete) The state or condition of being tempered or moderated.
- (now rare, archaic) The balance of humours in the body, or one's character or outlook as considered determined from this; temperament.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:, Bk.I, New York 2001, p.136:
- Our intemperence it is that pulls so many several incurable diseases on our heads, that hastens old age, perverts our temperature, and brings upon us sudden death.
- 1759, Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Penguin 2003, p.5:
- […] that not only the production of a rational Being was concern'd in it, but that possibly the happy foundation and temperature of his body, perhaps his genius and the very cast of his mind […]
- 1993, James Michie, trans. Ovid, The Art of Love, Book II:
- Only a strong dose of love will cure / A woman with an angry temperature.
- temperature inversion
- French: température
- German: Temperatur
- Italian: temperatura
- Portuguese: temperatura
- Russian: температу́ра
- Spanish: temperatura