Rankine scale

Rankine scale
Ran·kine scale (rangґkin) [William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish engineer and physicist, 1820–1872] see under scale.

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  • Rankine scale — noun a scale of absolute temperature in Fahrenheit degrees; the freezing point of water is 491.69 degrees and the boiling point of water is 671.69 degrees • Hypernyms: ↑temperature scale * * * Rankine scale, a scale in which temperatures are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rankine scale — (R) an absolute scale on which the incremental unit of measurement corresponds with that of the Fahrenheit scale, so that the ice point is at 491.67 degrees Rankine (°R) …   Medical dictionary

  • Rankine scale — n. scale of absolute temperature that uses the same degrees as those of the Fahrenheit scale (freezing point of water is 491.69 degrees and the boiling point of water is 671.69 degrees) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Rankine — may refer to: * Rankine cycle, a thermodynamic heat engine cycle * Rankine scale, an absolute temperature scale used mostly by US engineers * William John Macquorn Rankine (1820–1872), a Scottish engineer and physicist who proposed both of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Rankine — /rang kin/, n. 1. William John Macquorn /meuh kwawrn /, 1820 70, Scottish engineer and physicist. adj. 2. Thermodynam. pertaining to an absolute temperature scale (Rankine scale) in which the degree intervals are equal to those of the Fahrenheit… …   Universalium

  • Rankine — n. family name; William Rankine (1820 1872), Scottish engineer and physicist, namesake for Rankine temperature scale; unit of temperature on the Rankine scale …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Rankine — /ˈræŋkən/ (say rangkuhn) adjective 1. denoting or relating to an absolute scale of temperature based on the Fahrenheit degree. One degree Rankine equals 5/9 kelvin. –noun 2. the Rankine scale. Symbol: R {named after William John Macquorn Rankine …  

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