›› Measurement unit: kelvin

Full name: kelvin

Plural form: kelvins

Symbol: K

Alternate spelling: degree kelvin

Category type: temperature

Scale factor: 1


›› SI unit: kelvin

The SI base unit for temperature is the kelvin.


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›› Definition: Kelvin

The kelvin (symbol: K) is the SI unit of temperature, and is one of the seven SI base units. It is defined by two facts: zero kelvins is absolute zero (when molecular motion stops), and one kelvin is the fraction 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water. The Celsius temperature scale is now defined in terms of the kelvin, with 0 įC corresponding to 273.15 kelvins, approximately the melting point of water under ordinary conditions.


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