a hypothetical body of infinitely large mass capable of absorbing or rejecting unlimited quantities of heat without undergoing appreciable changes in temperature, pressure, or density.
[heet-seel] /ˈhitˌsil/ verb (used with object), heat-sealed, heat-sealing. 1. to wrap in clear plastic and make airtight by applying heat to seal the edges.
person, jargon (IBM) A customer who can be relied upon to buy, without fail, the latest version of an existing product (not quite the same as a member of the lunatic fringe). A 1993 example of a heatseeker is someone who, owning a 286 PC and Windows 3.0, goes out and buys Windows 3.1 (which […]
adjective of a missile, able to detect and target infrared radiation, e.g. the hot engine of an aircraft
noun, Aerospace. 1. a coating or structure that surrounds part of the nose cone or other vulnerable surfaces of a spacecraft and, by heat absorption or ablation, protects them from excessive heating during reentry. noun 1. a coating or barrier for shielding from excessive heat, such as that experienced by a spacecraft on re-entry into […]