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temperature noun definition in Being ill topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

temperature

 noun: Being ill topic
the measurement of how hot somebody’s body is to take somebody’s temperature (= measure the temperature of somebody’s body using a special instrument) (British English) Does he have a temperature (= is it higher than normal, because of illness)? She's running a temperature (= it is higher than normal). He's in bed with a temperature of 40°.