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 for Kelvin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kelvin \Kel"vin\ (k[e^]l"v[i^]n), n. [from Lord Kelvin, English
     The SI unit of temperature, defined as being 1/273.16 of the
     triple point of water; abbreviated K. The melting point of
     water at 760 mm pressure is 273.15 Kelvins, and the boiling
     point 373.15 Kelvins. One degree Kelvin is equal to one
     degree Centigrade, and 9/5 degrees Fahrenheit.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under
           the Systeme International d'Unites [syn: kelvin, K]
      2: British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of
         temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907)
         [syn: Kelvin, First Baron Kelvin, William Thompson]

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