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Article Contents
1 Introduction
2 The grids of synthetic colors
3 Computed and empirical ${{\vec T}_{\sf eff}}$ vs.  $({\vec V-K})$  relations for dwarfs of solar metallicity. The effect of the interstellar extinction
4 Transformation of 2MASS magnitudes to the Bessell-Brett (BB) homogenized system
5 ${{\vec T}_{\sf eff}}$ from the 2MASS color indices and comparison with other determinations
6 Conclusion
Appendix A: The interstellar extinction for nearby stars

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