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thermal efficiency

noun, Thermodynamics.
the ratio of the work output of a heat engine to the heat input expressed in the same units of energy.
Origin of thermal efficiency
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
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thermal efficiency

the ratio of the work done by a heat engine to the energy supplied to it Compare efficiency
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in thermodynamics, the amount of work done by a heat engine divided by the thermal energy required to drive it; also, the ratio of the work done an engine to the work due to the heat supplied to it's 21st Century Lexicon
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