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uk   /ˈtem.prə.tʃər/  us   /ˈtem.pɚ.ə.tʃɚ/
  • temperature noun (HEAT LEVEL)

A2 [C or U] the ​measuredamount of ​heat in a ​place or in the ​body: Preheat the ​oven to a temperature of 200 ​degreesCelsius. Temperatures have ​risen over the past few ​days (= the ​weather has ​becomewarmer). The ​doctorexamined him and took his temperature (= ​measured it).
run/have a temperature
A2 to have a ​higherbody temperature than ​normal and to be ​ill

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  • temperature noun (OF A SITUATION)

[U] If you say that the temperature in a ​particularsituation is ​rising, you ​mean that it is ​likely to ​becomeviolent because ​people have ​becomeangry: The temperature of the ​discussionstarted to ​rise as each ​sideaddedits own ​arguments.
(Definition of temperature from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"temperature" in American English

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temperaturenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtem·pər·ə·tʃər, -ˌtʃʊr/
the ​measuredamount of ​heat in a ​place or in the ​body: [C] Temperatures should ​reach the 50s today. [U] An ​increase in temperature is ​normal.
A temperature is also a ​fever: [C] You have a temperature.
(Definition of temperature from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “temperature”
in Korean 온도…
in Arabic دَرَجة الحَرارة…
in Malaysian suhu, panas badan…
in French température, fièvre…
in Russian температура…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱度, 溫度, 體溫…
in Italian temperatura…
in Turkish sıcaklı, ısı…
in Polish temperatura…
in Spanish temperatura, fiebre…
in Vietnamese nhiệt độ, sốt…
in Portuguese temperatura…
in Thai อุณหภูมิ, ระดับความร้อน…
in German die Temperatur…
in Catalan temperatura…
in Japanese 気温, 温度, 体温…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热度, 温度, 体温…
in Indonesian suhu, panas…
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“temperature” in British English

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