Kevin vs. Kelvin



Kevin () is the anglicized form of the Irish masculine given name Caoimhín (Modern Irish: [ˈkiːvʲiːnʲ]; Middle Irish: Caoimhghín [ˈkəiṽʲʝiːnʲ]; Old Irish: Cóemgein [ˈkoiṽʲɣʲinʲ]; Latinized as Coemgenus). It is composed of caomh Old Irish cóem) and -gin ( Old Irish gein).The variant Kevan is anglicized from Caoimheán, an Irish diminutive form.

‘dear; noble’; ‘birth’;


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".


A unit interval on the Kelvin scale.

‘The interval between the freezing and boiling points of water is 100 kelvins.’;


(usually as postpositioned adjective) A unit for a specific temperature on the Kelvin scale.

‘Ice melts above 273.15 kelvin.’; ‘Water boils above 373.15 kelvin.’;


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


the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites



British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907)


The kelvin is the base unit of temperature in the International System of Units (SI), having the unit symbol K. It is named after the Belfast-born Glasgow University engineer and physicist William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824–1907). The kelvin is now defined by fixing the numerical value of the Boltzmann constant k to 1.380649×10−23 J⋅K−1.

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