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Degree (temperature)

The term degree is used in several scales of temperature. The symbol ° is usually used, followed by the initial letter of the unit, for example “°C� for degree(s) Celsius.

Scales of temperature measured in degrees

Common scales of temperature measured in degrees:

Other scales of temperature:


The degree Kelvin (°K) is a former name for the SI unit of temperature on the thermodynamic (absolute) temperature scale. Since 1967 it has been known simply as the kelvin, with symbol K. Degree absolute (°A) is obsolete terminology, often referring specifically to the kelvin but sometimes the degree Rankine as well.

  • Boiling point of water: 100.0 °C / 212.0 °F
  • Melting point of ice: 0.0 °C / 32.0 °F
  • Typical human body temperature: 37.0 °C / 98.6 °F
  • Room temperature: 20 - 25 °C / 68 - 77 °F


Temperature conversions

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Question:I went to the doctor and she told me I had a temperature of 96 degrees, she didnt really say anything to me, but my boyfriend said that's it's not good to have so a low temperature. I should probably say that I have been feeling nauseous for the past week, and a head ache. Just today I started throwing up... I just wanted to see is the temp is bad. Thanks guys! You really helped out! And jus for a general information... definately NOT pregnant :)

Answers:not normal but not bad. my regualr temp is always low and the problem i have is i'm always hot, as in sweating, because my body temp feels like it has to cool down. furhter, anytime i'm in bed w/ a woman, they think i feel warm (due to the fact that i give off so much heat) that they cuddle up to me all the time and i feel even hotter!

Question:My normal body temperature is 96 F. Is this normal, or should I be concerned? My brother is the same way.

Answers:It is completely normal! The average body temp. is 96F-98F Hope this helps:]]

Question:i wasn't feeling that good when i woke up :( snuffly nose and a scratchy throaght :( anyways so i took my temp but it was lower than average.. cuz average is 98.6 right? mine was 96 on the nose..

Answers:when the white blood cells invaded by virus they produce pyrogens that cause high temp called fever. this is a natural ways a body function trying to kill the virus and bacterias for an adult, it will be better for a person to tolerate the fever without medicine. temp of 100.4F to 104.0F for 3 - 4 days is okay. as you know there is no medicine can kill common cold virus. drink plenty of fluid as you may be dehydrated temp 105.8F is hospital emergency.

Question:What is wrong with me, i have felt like i have had a fever for the last week but whenever i check its always below normal. I also have a really bad cough.

Answers:Your thermometer is broken, or you have been drinking cold liquids before using an oral thermometer. Hypothermia is defined as a body temperature of 95 degrees. If your temp was 96 degrees you'd be shivering uncontrollably and unable to type the question.