Cold refers to the condition or subjective perception of having low temperature, the opposite of hot.
A lower bound to temperature is the absolute zero, defined as 0 K on the Kelvin scale, an absolute thermodynamic temperature scale. This corresponds to −273.15 °C on the Celsius scale, −459.67 °F on the Fahrenheit scale, and 0 °R on the Rankine scale.
Since temperature relates to the thermal energy held by an object or a sample of matter, which is the kinetic energy of the random motion of the particle constituents of matter, an object will have less thermal energy when it is colder and more when it is hotter. If it were possible to cool a system to absolute zero, all motion of the particles in a sample of matter would cease and they would be at complete rest in this classical sense. The object would be described as having zero thermal energy. Microscopically in the description of quantum mechanics, however, matter still has zero-point energy even at absolute zero, because of the uncertainty principle.
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... Aluminum cranks may be cast, hot forged or cold forged ("cold" in this context means the billet from which the crank is to be made is heated to a specified temperature well below the ... Cold forging gives the metal additional strength, and the cranks can therefore be made lighter without increasing the risk of breakage ...
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... The Norwegian rocket incident was a few minutes of post-Cold War nuclear tension that took place nearly four years after the end of the Cold War ... The 1995 incident occurred in the post-Cold War era, where many Russians were very suspicious of the United States and NATO ...
Famous quotes containing the word cold:
“You stink like my Mama under your bra
and I vomit into your hand like a jackpot
its cold hard quarters.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“My salad days,
When I was green in judgment, cold in blood,
To say as I said then!”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Shielded, what sorts of life are stirring yet:
Legs lagged like drains, slippers soft as fungus,
The gas and grate, the old cold sour grey bed.”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)