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Unit system metric
Unit of temperature
Symbol ºR
Unit conversions
0 ºR in ... ... is equal to ...
SI units 0 K
Imperial/US unit(s) -459.67 ºF
Other(s) -273.15 ºC

Rankine is a thermodynamic temperature based on an absolute scale named after the Glasgow University engineer and physicist William John Macquorn Rankine, who proposed it during 1859.

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Kelvin [K]
Celsius [ºC]
Fahrenheit [ºF]
Rankine [ºR]
Réaumur [ºRé]
Delisle [ºDe]
Newton [ºN]
Rømer [ºRø]

The symbol for degrees Rankine is °R. Zero on both the Kelvin and Rankine scales is absolute zero, but the Rankine degree is defined as equal to one degree Fahrenheit, rather than the one degree Celsius used by the Kelvin scale. A temperature of −459.67 °F is exactly equal to 0 °R.

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