Specific-heat



noun, Physics.
1.
the number of calories required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance 1°C, or the number of BTU’s per pound per degree F.
2.
(originally) the ratio of the thermal capacity of a substance to that of standard material.
specific heat
See under heat capacity.

specific heat definition

The amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one degree Celsius, or to raise the temperature of one pound of a substance by one degree Fahrenheit.

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