Meaning of HEAT in English


Energy transferred from one body to another as the result of a difference in temperature.

Heat flows from a hotter body to a colder body when the two bodies are brought together. This transfer of energy usually results in an increase in the temperature of the colder body and a decrease in that of the hotter body. A substance may absorb heat without an increase in temperature as it changes from one phase to another

that is, when it melts or boils. The distinction between heat (a form of energy) and temperature (a measure of the amount of energy) was clarified in the 19th century by such scientists as J.-B. Fourier , Ludwig Boltzmann .


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heat capacity

heat exchanger

heat exhaustion

heat prostration

heat pump

heat treating

latent heat

reaction heat of

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induction heating

radiant heating

solar heating

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