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temperature

noun (HEAT LEVEL)    /ˈtem.prə.tʃər/ US  /-pɚ.ə.tʃɚ/
A2 [C or U] the measured amount of heat in a place or in the body : Preheat the oven to a temperature of 200 degrees Celsius . There has been a rise in temperature over the past few days (= the weather has become warmer ). The doctor examined him and took his temperature (= measured it).Measurements of temperature run/have a temperature A2 to have a higher body temperature than normal and to be ill Fevers and infectious diseasesColds and flu
(Definition of temperature noun (HEAT LEVEL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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