low temperature

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n low temperature the absence of heat "the coldness made our breath visible","come in out of the cold","cold is a vasoconstrictor"
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Usage

In literature:

Even further beyond the reach of present explanation are the facts as to magnetic conditions at low temperatures.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
And, indeed, a very low temperature is usually fatal to the cultivation of bedside books.
"By-ways in Book-land" by William Davenport Adams
It must be remembered, however, that evaporation is slow at low temperatures, and melting is not excessive.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
And if there be no wind and the temperature is low, are they still affected?
"Territory in Bird Life" by H. Eliot Howard
Most children are dressed too warmly indoors, but in low temperatures they need to be well protected.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
The temperature was perhaps not quite so low as the night before, but the gale made it far more disagreeable.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
It may be due to improper feeding, or to too high or low temperature in the brooder.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
It can be made at a temperature as low as 300 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
But a widespread belief seems to prevail that the presence of glaciers implies a very low temperature.
"The History of the European Fauna" by R. F. Scharff
Similarly, the phenomenon of the turning sweet of potatoes when exposed to low temperatures has often been noted.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
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In news:

Temperatures across central Alabama could be dropping into the low 30s tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
This is one of those days you hope for when the schedule first comes out – clear, temperatures in the low 60s, a bit of a breeze (according to Weather.com).
Mostly cloudy with the low temperature falling to around 38.
(Groundhog.org) At 7:25 am this morning, amidst mostly cloudy skies, and temperatures in the low 30s, Groundhog Phil saw his shadow in the little town of Punxsutawney, Pa.
Temperatures won't cool down right away but by Thursday morning, lows will be in the upper 40s.
Extremely high wind s are bringing in low temperatures tonight and we may even hit the freezing mark.
Low-temperature, high-performance winter driving schools.
Low-cost humidity /temperature data loggers released.
Most indoor /outdoor plants can tolerate temperatures as low as 55 degrees.
These ultra-low temperature -86°C lab freezers are exceptionally energy efficient, quiet-running and reliable, with a 20-year track record of providing the best sample storage.
Due to unusually warm water temperatures and low water flow, DEC is concerned that unintentional fishing mortality of Pacific salmon could impact egg take operations and result in fewer fish for anglers in future years.
The last time Tulsa experienced lower temperatures than this morning was Feb 12's low of 16 degrees, according to the weather service.
And a melt of the permafrost meant that UN projections for rising temperatures this century "might be too low", Schaefer said.
Deep within craters near Mercury 's poles, temperatures dip to as low as 370 degrees below zero.
Twospotted spider mites can start building populations in June during years with early-season temperatures greater than 85°F, humidity less than 90 percent, and low moisture levels.
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In science:

Nevertheless, this approximation is useful at low temperatures where the condensate density is almost independent of temperature.
Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity of dilute Bose gas in a random potential
Since the elements of L(i) become very small for low temperatures, arbitrarily small temperatures can not be considered.
Low Temperature Properties of the Random Field Potts Chain
This still allows the presence of a finite-temperature transition with a low-temperature phase in which correlation functions decay algebraically, as it happens in the two-dimensional XY model.
Spin models with random anisotropy and reflection symmetry
The temperature dependence is consistent with the random field fluctuations increasingly dominating the scattering at low temperatures.
First order isotropic - smectic-A transition in liquid crystal-aerosil gels
Theory predicts a power-low decay of correlation functions in the low-temperature phase, which is confirmed by Monte Carlo simulations, however no phase with such features was observed in experiments.
Critical properties of random anisotropy magnets
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