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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

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Heat transfer flows from a body with high energy (higher temperature) to lower energy (lower temperature).

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  • The loss by heat transfer diminishes as the temperature of the surrounding air rises.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • Thus one of the two possible means of heat transfer is shut off and a degree of insulation afforded the liquefied substance.

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