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Color temperature is a unit or measure for the color of light. It is not necessarily related to the heat of the light source. A higher color temperature represents a color closer to actual sunlight.

A scale of temperature measured in degrees Celsius from absolute zero (see "Color Temperature").

Used to measure and define the color temperature of different light sources.

temperature scale with zero temperature different from Celsius scale

An absolute scale of temperature in which each degree equals one kelvin. Water freezes at 273.15 K and boils at 373.15 K.

Thermometer scale on which unit of measurement equals the Celsius degree and according to which absolute zero is 0 degree, the equivalent of -273.16 0C. Water freezes at 273.16 0K and boils at 373.160K.

The temperature scale whose origin is the temperature at which all molecular motion would cease. The unit is the degree Kelvin (oK), which has the same magnitude as a degree celsius (oC).

Scale for measuring temperature. In this scale, absolute zero is 0 Kelvins, water boils at 373.15 Kelvins and freezes at 273.15 Kelvins.

a temperature scale that directly scales with the random motion energy of a substance, such that 0 Kelvin is at absolute zero (state where all random motion ceases) and higher temperatures have non-zero Kelvin values. It scales like the metric system's Celsius scale for increasing temperatures---every degree interval of the Kelvin scale corresponds to the same change in the random motion energy as a degree interval of the Celsius scale: # Kelvin = # Celsius - 273.

A temperature scale using the same degrees as the Celsius scale but with zero defined as absolute zero. Kelvin is the scale used almost universally in scientific work.

a temperature scale that defines absolute zero as 0 degrees; water freezes at 273.16 degrees and boils at 373.16 degrees

Measures the temperature of a color.

(see "Absolute Scale")

A temperature scale where 0º K represents absolute zero, the freezing point of water is 273º K, and the boiling point of water is 373º K.

Unit of measurement used in TV lighting which indicates the color temperature of a light source.

an absolute temperature scale ( i.e., one in which absolute zero is assigned the value zero) named after William Thomson, first (and last) Baron Kelvin of Largs, who first proposed an absolute temperature scale. One Kelvin (denoted simply K or sometimes in older sources °K) is the same size as a Celsius degree, so the normal freezing point of water is 273.15 K and the normal boiling point is 373.15 K. (See Celsius scale, Fahrenheit scale, Rankine scale, Réaumur scale.) [ Kelvin

A temperature scale (also called the Absolute Scale) used primarily for scientific purposes and having intervals equivalent to those on the Celsius scale but beginning at absolute zero (-273.15).

An internationally agreed upon temperature scale, equal to the Celsius (or centigrade) scale plus 273 degrees; hence water freezes at 273 kelvins and boils at 373 kelvins.

A temperature scale which measures from absolute zero (-273.15 degrees Celsius) in Kelvins which are equivalent to Celsius degrees in magnitude.

A temperature scale on which the unit of measurement equals the Celsius degree and according to which absolute zero is 0Â°, the equivalent of minus 273.16Â° C; water freezes at 273.16Â° K. and boils at 373.16Â° K.