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temperaturenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtem·pər·ə·tʃər, -ˌtʃʊr/
the measured amount 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)







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temperaturenoun

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

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. Temperatures have risen over the past few days (= the weather has become warmer). The doctor examined him and took his temperature (= measured it).
run/have a temperature
A2 to have a higher body 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 particular situation is rising, you mean that it is likely to become violent because people have become angry: The temperature of the discussion started to rise as each side added its own arguments.
(Definition of temperature from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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