thermal unit


noun

a unit of heat energy or of the equivalent of heat energy in work.

Nearby words

  1. thermal radiation,
  2. thermal reactor,
  3. thermal shock,
  4. thermal spring,
  5. thermal underwear,
  6. thermal vent,
  7. thermalgesia,
  8. thermalgia,
  9. thermalize,
  10. thermally

Origin of thermal unit

First recorded in 1875–80

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