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temperature

noun
 
 
/ˈtemprətʃər/
A2 [C, U] how hot or cold something is: The room's kept at a temperature of around 20°C. Last night the temperature dropped to below freezing.Measurements of temperatureHot and heatSultriness and humidity
sb's temperature A2 how hot or cold someone's body is: The doctor examined him and took his temperature (= measured his temperature).Measurements of temperatureDisease and illness - general words
have a temperature to be hotter than usual because you are sickColds and fluFevers and infectious diseases
Translations of “temperature”
in Arabic دَرَجة الحَرارة…
in Korean 온도…
in Malaysian suhu, panas badan…
in French température, fièvre…
in Turkish sıcaklı, ısı…
in Italian temperatura…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱度, 溫度, 體溫…
in Russian температура…
in Polish temperatura…
in Vietnamese nhiệt độ, sốt…
in Spanish temperatura, fiebre…
in Portuguese temperatura…
in Thai อุณหภูมิ, ระดับความร้อน…
in German die Temperatur…
in Catalan temperatura…
in Japanese 気温, 温度, 体温…
in Indonesian suhu, panas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热度, 温度, 体温…
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