thermal efficiency

  1. the ratio of the work output of a heat engine to the heat input expressed in the same units of energy.

Origin of thermal efficiency

First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for thermal efficiency

thermal efficiency

  1. the ratio of the work done by a heat engine to the energy supplied to it: Compare efficiency

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