absolute zero

ab·so·lute ze·ro
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-suh-loot, ab-suh-loot zeer-oh]
    • /ˈæb səˌlut, ˌæb səˈlut ˈzɪər oʊ/
    • /ˈæbsəluːt ˈzɪərəʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh-loot, ab-suh-loot zeer-oh]
    • /ˈæb səˌlut, ˌæb səˈlut ˈzɪər oʊ/

Definitions of absolute zero words

  • uncountable noun absolute zero Absolute zero is a theoretical temperature that is thought to be the lowest possible temperature. 3
  • noun absolute zero the lowest temperature theoretically attainable, at which the particles constituting matter would be in the lowest energy states available; the zero of thermodynamic temperature; zero on the International Practical Scale of Temperature: equivalent to –273.15°C or –459.67°F 3
  • noun absolute zero the temperature at which matter has no heat and its molecules are completely still; theoretically, the lowest possible temperature: equal to about -273.16°C or about -459.69°F or 0°K 3
  • noun absolute zero temperature (absolute temperature) as measured on a scale in which the hypothetical lowest limit of physical temperatures is assigned the value zero (absolute zero) as the Kelvin scale. 1
  • noun absolute zero lowest possible temperature 1
  • noun absolute zero (physics) The coldest possible temperature, zero on the Kelvin scale, or approximately −273.15 °C, −459.67 °F; total absence of heat; temperature at which motion of all molecules would cease. 0

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absolute zero popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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