- any of several units of heat, as one equivalent to 1000 large calories or 100,000 British thermal units.
Origin of therm
First recorded in 1885–90, therm is from the Greek word thérmē heat
- variant of thermo- before a vowel: thermesthesia.
- variant of thermo- as final element in compound words: isotherm.
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Examples from the Web for therm
It has long been known that these houses were built on the old walls and vaults of the Therm.Rambles in Rome
S. Russell Forbes
These are supposed to have stood near the grand entrance of the Therm.
A similar arrangement is found in the Therm of Titus and Diocletian.
The two large halls which belonged to the Therm are to the east of the reservoirs.
The other hall of the Therm stands not far off, and is circular with a domed roof.
- British a unit of heat equal to 100 000 British thermal units. One therm is equal to 1.055 056 × 10 8 joules
C19: from Greek thermē heat
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- Variant ofthermo-
- An organism having a specified kind of body temperature:exotherm.
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