the heat required to raise the temperature of a substance one degree.
the heat required to raise the temperature of a substance by unit temperature interval under specified conditions, usually measured in joules per kelvin. Symbol: Cp (for constant pressure) or Cv (for constant volume)
heat capacity n.
The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one mole or one gram of a substance by one degree Celsius without change of phase. Also called thermal capacity.
The ratio of the heat energy absorbed by a substance to its increase in temperature. Heat capacity is also called thermal capacity. ◇ The specific heat or specific heat capacity of a substance is the heat capacity per unit mass, usually measured in joules per kilogram per degree Kelvin. See also latent heat, thermodynamics.
In physics, the capability of a substance to absorb energy in the form of heat for a given increase in temperature. Materials with high heat capacities, such as water, require greater amounts of heat to increase their temperatures than do substances with low heat capacities, such as metals. (See entropy.)
noun 1. a cramp or muscular spasm caused by loss of water and salt following prolonged exertion in hot weather.
noun, Thermodynamics. 1. See under (def 3). [en-truh-pee] /ˈɛn trə pi/ noun 1. Thermodynamics. 2. (in data transmission and information theory) a measure of the loss of information in a transmitted signal or message. 3. (in cosmology) a hypothetical tendency for the universe to attain a state of maximum homogeneity in which all matter is […]
noun 1. a wavering, shimmering disturbance of air above or around a hot surface.
[hee-tid] /ˈhi tɪd/ adjective 1. made hot or hotter; warmed. 2. excited; inflamed; vehement: a heated discussion. [heet] /hit/ noun 1. the state of a body perceived as having or generating a relatively high degree of warmth. 2. the condition or quality of being hot: the heat of an oven. 3. the degree of hotness; […]