how to pronounce kelvin


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kelvin is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of kelvin in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… operates at about 45 degrees Kelvin but …”

meanings of kelvin


  1. A unit for a specific temperature on the Kelvin scale.
  2. A unit interval on the Kelvin scale.
  3. In the International System of Units, the base unit of thermodynamic temperature; 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water. Shown as "K".
  4. Alternative letter-case form of kelvin.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A river which flows through Glasgow council area, Scotland, to the River Clyde.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname, of rather rare usage.

kelvin frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word kelvin occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics kelvin can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that kelvin can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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