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English noun: temperature

1. temperature (attribute) the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

Broader (hypernym)fundamental measure, fundamental quantity, physical property

Narrower (hyponym)absolute temperature, absolute zero, blood heat, body temperature, boil, boiling point, cold, coldness, Curie point, Curie temperature, dew point, flash point, flashpoint, freezing point, frigidity, frigidness, heat, high temperature, hotness, low temperature, melting point, mercury, room temperature, simmer

Attributecold, cool, hot, warm

2. temperature (cognition) the somatic sensation of cold or heat

Broader (hypernym)somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia

Narrower (hyponym)cold, coldness, comfort zone, heat, warmth

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