therm

or therme

[ thurm ]
/ θɜrm /
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noun Physics.

any of several units of heat, as one equivalent to 1000 large calories or 100,000 British thermal units.

Nearby words

  1. therianthropic,
  2. theriatrics,
  3. theridiid,
  4. theriogenology,
  5. theriomorphic,
  6. therm-,
  7. therm.,
  8. therma,
  9. thermacogenesis,
  10. thermae

Origin of therm

First recorded in 1885–90, therm is from the Greek word thérmē heat

therm.

therm-

variant of thermo- before a vowel: thermesthesia.

-therm

variant of thermo- as final element in compound words: isotherm.
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British Dictionary definitions for therm

therm

/ (θɜːm) /

noun

British a unit of heat equal to 100 000 British thermal units. One therm is equal to 1.055 056 × 10 8 joules

Word Origin for therm

C19: from Greek thermē heat

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Medicine definitions for therm

therm-

pref.

Variant ofthermo-

-therm

suff.

An organism having a specified kind of body temperature:exotherm.

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