Rankine: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (rang'kin), [key]
— n.
  1. 1820–70, Scottish engineer and physicist.
  1. pertaining to an absolute temperature scalein which the degree intervals are equal to those of the Fahrenheit scale and in which 0° Rankine equals −459.7° Fahrenheit. Cf.(defs. 2, 3).
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