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Kelvin

unit of absolute temperature scale, 1911, in honor of British physicist Sir William Thompson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907).

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Definitions of Kelvin
1
kelvin (n.)
the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites;
Synonyms: k
2
Kelvin (n.)
British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907);
Synonyms: First Baron Kelvin / William Thompson
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