Definitions for "RANKINE"
An absolute temperature scale in which the zero point is defined as absolute zero (the point where all spontaneous molecular activity ceases) and the scale divisions are equal to the scaled divisions in the Fahrenheit system; 0 F equals approximately 459.69.
a unit of temperature on the Rankine scale
A temperature scale, having a degree equal to the Fahrenheit degree but having a zero point at absolute zero. The freezing point of water is at 459.69oR.
Keywords:  behring, maclaurin, gilbert, von, lunar
Rankine is a small lunar impact crater near the eastern limb of the Moon. It lies on the southern floor of the satellite crater 'Maclaurin B', a 43 kilometer-diameter feature which is located to the southeast of Maclaurin crater. To the east of Rankine is Gilbert crater, and directly to the south is von Behring crater.