(1) British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907)
(2) The basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
Named after the Irish-born Scottish physicist William Thomson, Lord Kelvin.
- In the International System of Units, the base unit of thermodynamic temperature; 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water. Shown as "K".
- A unit interval on the Kelvin scale.
- The interval between the freezing and boiling points of water is 100 kelvins.
- A unit for a specific temperature on the Kelvin scale.
- Ice melts above 273.16 kelvin.
- Water boils above 373.16 kelvin.
Synonymsdegree Celsius, degree absolute , degree Kelvin , degree kelvin degree absolute , degree Kelvin , degree kelvin
- kelvin (K) – entry in How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement