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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Temperature  \Tem"per*a*ture\,  n.  (Physiol.  &  Med.) 
  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[deg]-99.5[deg]  F.,  in  the 
  mouth  of  an  adult  about  98.4[deg]). 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Temperature  \Tem"per*a*ture\,  n.  [F.  temp['e]rature,  L. 
  temperatura  due  measure,  proportion,  temper,  temperament.] 
  1.  Constitution;  state;  degree  of  any  quality. 
  The  best  composition  and  temperature  is  to  have 
  openness  in  fame  and  opinion,  secrecy  in  habit, 
  dissimulation  in  seasonable  use  and  a  power  to 
  feign,  if  there  be  no  remedy.  --Bacon. 
  Memory  depends  upon  the  consistence  and  the 
  temperature  of  the  brain.  --I.  Watts. 
  2.  Freedom  from  passion;  moderation.  [Obs.] 
  In  that  proud  port,  which  her  so  goodly  graceth 
  Most  goodly  temperature  you  may  descry.  --Spenser. 
  3.  (Physics)  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. 
  4.  Mixture;  compound.  [Obs.] 
  Made  a  temperature  of  brass  and  iron  together. 
  {Absolute  temperature}.  (Physics)  See  under  {Absolute}. 
  {Animal  temperature}  (Physiol.),  the  nearly  constant 
  temperature  maintained  in  the  bodies  of  warm-blooded 
  (homoiothermal)  animals  during  life.  The  ultimate  source 
  of  the  heat  is  to  be  found  in  the  potential  energy  of  the 
  food  and  the  oxygen  which  is  absorbed  from  the  air  during 
  respiration.  See  {Homoiothermal}. 
  {Temperature  sense}  (Physiol.),  the  faculty  of  perceiving 
  cold  and  warmth,  and  so  of  perceiving  differences  of 
  temperature  in  external  objects.  --H.  N.  Martin. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  degree  of  hotness  or  coldness  of  a  body  or  environment 
  (corresponding  to  its  molecular  activity) 
  2:  the  somatic  sensation  of  cold  or  heat 

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