(of a detecting device) able to detect sources of infrared radiation: a heat-seeking camera
(of a missile) able to detect and follow a source of heat, as from an aircraft engine: a heat-seeking missile
- Heat slug
hardware, processor A metal plate that helps dissipate heat away from the silicon core of a processor to the packaging or heat-sink. (2000-08-26)
noun 1. Thermodynamics. any environment or medium that absorbs heat. 2. Also, heatsink. Electronics. a metallic heat exchanger designed to absorb and dissipate excess heat from one of the devices, as a transistor or resistor, in a circuit. noun 1. a metal plate specially designed to conduct and radiate heat from an electrical component 2. […]
[heet-strohk] /ˈhitˌstroʊk/ noun 1. a disturbance of the temperature-regulating mechanisms of the body caused by overexposure to excessive , resulting in fever, hot and dry skin, and rapid pulse, sometimes progressing to delirium and coma. /ˈhiːtˌstrəʊk/ noun 1. a condition resulting from prolonged exposure to intense heat, characterized by high fever and in severe cases […]
- Heat transfer
noun the process whereby heat moves from one body or substance to another by radiation, conduction, convection, or a combination of these methods Examples Heat transfer flows from a body with high energy (higher temperature) to lower energy (lower temperature).