[ thurm ]
/ θɜrm /
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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
Other definitions for therm (2 of 4)
variant of thermo- before a vowel: thermesthesia.
Other definitions for therm (3 of 4)
variant of thermo- as final element in compound words: isotherm.
Other definitions for therm (4 of 4)
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How to use therm in a sentence
The therm, or baths, were vast structures in which multitudes of people could bathe at once.
The therm, properly speaking, were a Roman adaptation of the Greek gymnasium.History of Sanitation|John Joseph Cosgrove
In the atrium is a statue of Constantine found in his Therm.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
The ruins are, in fact, part of the Golden House, for the Therm have been altogether destroyed.The Greville Memoirs|Charles C. F. Greville
Sometimes the Indian boys catch baby seals and keep therm for pets.Little Folks of North America|Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for therm
/ (θɜːm) /
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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