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a thermometer scale in which each degree Rankine (°Rank) is equal to the Fahrenheit but applied to the absolute temperature scale with its zero point at absolute zero; °Rank = °F + 459.67.
Etymology: William J. M. Rankine, Scottish physicist, 1820-1870
an absolute temperature scale calculated in degrees Fahrenheit. Absolute zero on the Rankine scale is -460° F, equivalent to -273° C. See also Kelvin scale.
Rankine scaleAn obsolete temperature scale with a zero-point at absolute zero, and which uses Fahrenheit degrees.
Rankine,William J. McQ., Scottish physicist, 1820-1870.
Rankine scale - a thermometer scale with its zero point at absolute zero.