1. Noun.  (obsolete) The state or condition of being tempered or moderated.
  2. Noun.  (context, now) The balance of humours in the body, or one's character or outlook as considered determined from this; temperament.
  3. Noun.  A measure of cold or heat, often measurable with a thermometer.
  4. Noun.  An elevated body temperature, as present in fever and many illnesses.
  5. Noun.  (italbrac, when not used in relation with something) The temperature(1) of the immediate environment.
  6. Noun.  (context, thermodynamics) A property of macroscopic amounts of matter that serves to gauge the average intensity of the random ''actual'' motions of the individually mobile particulate constituents. [http://arxiv.org/pdf/physics/0004055].

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