[ UK /kˈɛlvɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈkɛɫvən, ˈkɛɫvɪn/ ]
  1. British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907)
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How To Use Kelvin In A Sentence

  • The physics, as described in Beating Kelvin's Partition of Space, is Denis Weaire and Robert Phelan's discovery of an improvement on Lord Kelvin's 1887 solution (14-sided polyhedra) to partitioning space with minimal interface area. The Water Cube and foam theory
  • As late as 1884, Lord Kelvin expressed the view of virtually all physicists that electromagnetic fields required a physical medium in space, known as the luminiferous ether, by which they could manifest their wave properties. Two Older Articles by Alan B Wallace
  • This redefinition would bring the kilogram into line with the six other base units that make up the International System of Units SI – the metre, the second, the ampere, the kelvin, the mole and the candela. Royal Society meets to weigh up the shrinking kilogram
  • It is the breadth and the quality of Kelvingrove's hoard that gives the museum international significance.
  • So far they have only managed to decorate one-and-a-half rooms of the 21-room house they bought overlooking Kelvingrove Park last year.
  • #40 POSTED BY kelvin hobson, Nov 26th, 2008 2: 36 pm would love to win! “Wanted” DVD Giveaway! » Scene-Stealers
  • We were based up near the Kelvinside Park area and he used to go out and wander about.
  • When the selectors were bussed to the Kelvin Hall in a Strathclyde double decker, they were a mite bemused to find the arena dominated by circus elephants limbering up for their annual Christmas gig.
  • Dr. Phillips and other mandarins of metrology were gathered at Britain's Royal Society to debate an urgent question in the science of measurement — how to re-define the basic unit of mass, as well as other measurements such as the second, ampere, kelvin and mole. The Fate of the Kilo Weighs Heavily on the Minds of Metrologists
  • The 13th CGPM (1967) adopted the name kelvin (symbol K) instead of "degree Kelvin" (symbol °K) and defined the unit of thermodynamic temperature as follows: Kelvin
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