Celsius temperature increment (temp.incr.) - Dynamic NPU Manual

Celsius temperature increment (temp.incr.)



Definition in words

Celsius temperature of system 2 minus Celsius temperature of a system 1

Definition by equation

Systematic terms

Celsius temperature increment of system 1
Differential scale
  • Value sets are numerical values on a linear differential scale
  • Values cannot be divided (│a-b│=│c-d│;│a-b│≠│c-d│)
Numerical values -∞ to ∞


Degree Celsius (°C)


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  • IUPAC Goldbook homepage. http://goldbook.iupac.org
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Laboratory field


Clinical Chemistry

Generic abbreviated
NPU04035 P—Freezing point; temp.incr.(Water-Plasma) = ? °C
Full result NPU04035 Plasma—Freezing point; temperature increment(Water-Plasma) = 1.5 °C
Abbreviated result NPU04035 P—Freezing point; temp.incr.(Water-Plasma) = 1.5 °C
Written expression The Celsius temperature increment of Mrs. Smith’s plasma freezing point is [1.5] °C. The calculation was performed by water minus Mrs. Smith’s plasma.


NPU database, https://www.ifcc.org/ifcc-scientific-division/sd-committees/c-npu/npusearch/ and http://www.labterm.dk/default.aspx
  • Kind-of-property

    • Nominal kind-of-property

    • Kind-of-quantity

      • Unitary kind-of-quantity

        • Rational unitary kind-of-quantity

          • Celsius temperature increment


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Date Term Note
1996-01-01 Celsius temperature increment Term established