Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to effective temperature: effective temperature index
ef·fec·tive tem·per·a·ture in·dex
a composite index of environmental comfort which is compared after exposure to different combinations of air temperature, humidity, and movement.
Synonym(s): effective temperature
ef·fec·tive tem·per·a·ture(e-fek'tiv tem'pĕr-ă-chŭr)
A comfort index or scale that takes into account the temperature of air, its moisture content, and movement.