Meaning of “temperature” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈtemprətʃər/
Extra Examples
The temperature remained constant.They predicted that the temperature would reach 80 degrees today.The temperature last night was minus ten.The temperature there rarely drops below 22°C.This switch controls the temperature.

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.
sb's temperature

A2 how hot or cold someone's body is:

The doctor examined him and took his temperature (= measured his temperature).
have a temperature

to be hotter than usual because you are sick

(Definition of “temperature” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)