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(Science: unit) a temperature scale where zero degrees corresponds to absolute zero (no thermal energy), degrees have same size as in Celsius/centigrade scale. 273.16 k = zero c, 373.16 = 100 c.
Abbreviation: k
British physicist who invented the kelvin Scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907).The basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme international d’Unites.A unit of measurement where one kelvin equals one degree Celsius, and 0 Kelvin’s is absolute zero (-273.15 celsius).

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