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thermal unit

noun
1.
a unit of heat energy or of the equivalent of heat energy in work.
Origin of thermal unit
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • The British thermal unit is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one Fahrenheit degree.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • The number of foot pounds of mechanical energy equivalent to one British thermal unit.

  • A British thermal unit is the amount of heat required to warm one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen

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