Absolute Temperature Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Absolute Temperature

Absolute temperature uses the Kelvin scale.
Absolute temperature uses the Kelvin scale. Wataru Yanagida, Getty Images

Absolute Temperature Definition

Absolute temperature is temperature measured using the Kelvin scale where zero is absolute zero.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Absolute Temperature Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 23, 2016, thoughtco.com/definition-of-absolute-temperature-604354. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2016, February 23). Absolute Temperature Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-absolute-temperature-604354 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Absolute Temperature Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-absolute-temperature-604354 (accessed December 16, 2017).