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The Rankine scale is a thermodynamic temperature based on an absolute scale named after the Glasgow University engineer and physicist William John Macquorn Rankine, who proposed it in 1859. (The Kelvin scale was first proposed in 1848.) The symbol for degrees Rankine is °R (or °Ra if necessary to distinguish it from the Rømer and Réaumur scales). By analogy with kelvin, some authors term the unit rankine, omitting the degree symbol. Zero on both the Kelvin and Rankine scales is absolute zero, but a temperature difference of one Rankine degree is defined as equal to one Fahrenheit degree, rather than the Celsius degree used on the Kelvin scale. A temperature of −459.67 °F is exactly equal to 0 °R.

Symbol/abbreviation: °R
TEMPERATURE's base unit: kelvin (SI Unit)
In relation to the base unit (kelvin), 1 Rankine = 0.555555555556 kelvin.
[Conversion table] 1 Rankine (°R) to all temperature units
1 °R= -272.594444444 celsius (°C)
1 °R= 558.891666667 delisle (°De)
1 °R= -458.67 fahrenheit (°F)
1 °R= 0.555555555556 kelvin (K)
1 °R= -89.9561666667 newton scale (°N)
1 °R= 1 rankine (°R)
1 °R= -218.075555556 reaumur (°Re)
1 °R= -135.612083333 romer (°Rø)
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