therm

or therme

[ thurm ]
/ θɜrm /

noun Physics.

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

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Origin of therm

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

Definition for therm (2 of 4)

Definition for therm (3 of 4)

therm-

variant of thermo- before a vowel: thermesthesia.

Definition for therm (4 of 4)

-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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Medical definitions for therm (1 of 2)

therm-

pref.

Variant ofthermo-

Medical definitions for therm (2 of 2)

-therm

suff.

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