1 [countable/uncountable] science a measurement of how hot or how cold a place or object is. Temperature is measured in degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit, using the symbol °
It’s stopped snowing here but the temperature is still minus three.
temperature of: The seeds need a minimum temperature of about 15°C to germinate.
at a temperature: Make sure that you bake it at the correct temperature.
air/water/ground temperature: The water temperature is 79°F.
the temperature drops: Temperatures dropped below freezing last night.
temperatures in the 20s/30s/40s etc: Southern England was today enjoying temperatures in the high 20s.
the temperature rises: The temperature rose steadily throughout the day.
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