Definition agreed by the 26th CGPM (November 2018), implemented 20 May 2019:

**The kelvin, symbol K, is the SI unit of thermodynamic temperature. It is defined by taking the fixed numerical value of the Boltzmann constant ***k* to be 1.380 649 x 10^{–23} when expressed in the unit J K^{–1}, which is equal to kg m^{2} s^{–2} K^{–1}, where the kilogram, metre and second are defined in terms of *h*, *c* and _{Cs}.

The definition of the unit of thermodynamic temperature was given by the 10th CGPM which selected the triple point of water, *T*_{TPW}, as a fundamental fixed point and assigned to it the temperature 273.16 K, thereby defining the kelvin. The 13th CGPM adopted the name kelvin, symbol K, instead of "degree kelvin", symbol °K, for the unit defined in this way. However, the practical difficulties in realizing this definition, requiring a sample of pure water of well-defined isotopic composition and the development of new primary methods of thermometry, led to the adoption of a new definition of the kelvin based on a fixed numerical value of the Boltzmann constant *k*. The present definition, which removed both of these constraints, was adopted in Resolution 1 of the 26th CGPM (2018).