[ thurm ]
/ θɜrm /
any of several units of heat, as one equivalent to 1000 large calories or 100,000 British thermal units.
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Question 1 of 10
Origin of therm
First recorded in 1885–90, therm is from the Greek word thérmē heat
Definition for therm (2 of 4)
variant of thermo- before a vowel: thermesthesia.
Definition for therm (3 of 4)
variant of thermo- as final element in compound words: isotherm.
Definition for therm (4 of 4)
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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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Medical definitions for therm (1 of 2)
Medical definitions for therm (2 of 2)
An organism having a specified kind of body temperature:exotherm.
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