Thermodynamics. any environment or medium that absorbs heat.
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.
a metal plate specially designed to conduct and radiate heat from an electrical component
a layer of material placed within the outer skin of high-speed aircraft to absorb heat
A reservoir for excess heat, especially in a mechanical or electrical device.
Note: One obstacle to the loading of circuits onto microprocessors is the heat generated by electrical circuits. Effective heat sinks, such as metal fins on top of a microprocessor, can provide part of the solution to this problem.
[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).
[heet-treet] /ˈhitˌtrit/ verb (used with object) 1. to subject (a metal or alloy) to controlled heating and cooling to improve hardness or other properties. verb 1. (transitive) to apply heat to (a metal or alloy) in one or more temperature cycles to give it desirable properties
- Heat urticaria
heat urticaria n. See cholinergic urticaria.