radiant heat


noun Thermodynamics.

heat energy transmitted by electromagnetic waves in contrast to heat transmitted by conduction or convection.

Nearby words

  1. radiant efficiency,
  2. radiant emittance,
  3. radiant energy,
  4. radiant exitance,
  5. radiant flux,
  6. radiant heating,
  7. radiant intensity,
  8. radiantly,
  9. radiata,
  10. radiata pine

Origin of radiant heat

First recorded in 1500–10

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British Dictionary definitions for radiant heat

radiant heat

noun

heat transferred in the form of electromagnetic radiation rather than by conduction or convection; infrared radiation
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