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Etymology

From French température or [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] temperatura, from the past participle stem of temperare ‘temper’.

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Noun

Singular
temperature

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  1. (obsolete) The state or condition of being tempered or moderated.
  2. (obsolete) Temperament.
    • 1759: that not only the production of a rational Being was concern'd in it, but that possibly the happy foundation and temperature of his body, perhaps his genius and the very cast of his mind — Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin 2003, p.5)
  3. A measure of cold or hot. A thermometer can usually be used to determine its value.
    The boiling temperature of pure water is 100 degrees Celsius.
  4. Having a higher than normal or elevated body temperature.
    You have a temperature; I think you should stay home today. You’re sick.
  5. (when not used in relation with something) The temperature(1) of the immediate environment.
    The temperature dropped nearly 20 degrees; it went from hot to cold.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A property of macroscopic amounts of matter that serves to gauge the average intensity of the random actual motions of the individually mobile particulate constituents. [1]

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Italian

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temperature f plural

  1. plural of temperatura

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