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absolute zero


Absolute zero is a theoretical limit that is not thought possible to achieve.
  physics:  the lowest temperature theoretically attainable (at which the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules is minimal); 0 Kelvin or -273.15 centigrade or -459.67 Fahrenheit
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  • Absolute zero is a theoretical limit that is not thought possible to achieve.
  • Now I am the killer and the prey, a circle of a completely different kind, and my mouth has gone dry as the sterile air, my heart as cold: The temperature of true rage is absolute zero, and mine is deeper than the ocean, wider than the universe.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Absolute Zero
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • The cold of interstellar space, thousands of degrees below freezing point or the absolute zero of Fahrenheit, Centigrade or Reaumur: the incipient intimations of proximate dawn.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • But the result was that about two hundred tiny bits of Star—ova alive and latent—were stored near absolute zero.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • I’ve reached absolute zero.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
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Associated words [difficulty]:   absolute zero [9] , thermodynamics [6] , convection [7] , specific heat [8] , laser [1] , entropy [4] , Mach [5] , speed of light [5] , half-life [6] , thermodynamics [6] , viscosity [6] , convection [7] , electron microscope [7] , induction [7] , conduction [8] , specific heat [8] , surface tension [8] , Boyle’s law [9]
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