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therme

[thurm] /θɜrm/
noun, Physics.
1.

therm

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[thurm] /θɜrm/
noun, Physics.
1.
any of several units of heat, as one equivalent to 1000 large calories or 100,000 British thermal units.
Origin of therm
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek thérmē heat
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  • The original name of Thessalonica was therme, whence the gulf at the head of which it is situated, was called the Thermaic gulf.

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British Dictionary definitions for therme

therm

/θɜːm/
noun
1.
(Brit) a unit of heat equal to 100 000 British thermal units. One therm is equal to 1.055 056 × 108 joules
Word Origin
C19: from Greek thermē heat
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