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English definition of “temperature”

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
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