wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past

13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words

Adjacent Words

thermal barrier
thermal crossover
thermal emission
thermal energy
thermal equilibrium
thermal exposure
thermal imagery
thermal pollution
thermal printer
thermal radiation
thermal reactor
thermal resistor
thermal shadow
Thermal spectrum
thermal spring
Thermal unit

Thermal conductivity definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Thermal Ther"mal, a. [L. thermae hot springs, fr. Gr. ?, pl. of ? heat, fr. ? hot, warm, ? to warm, make hot; perhaps akin to L. formus warm, and E. forceps.] Of or pertaining to heat; warm; hot; as, the thermal unit; thermal waters. The thermal condition of the earth. --J. D. Forbes. Thermal conductivity, Thermal spectrum. See under Conductivity, and Spectrum. Thermal unit (Physics), a unit chosen for the comparison or calculation of quantities of heat. The unit most commonly employed is the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram or one pound of water from zero to one degree Centigrade. See Calorie, and under Unit.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Conductivity Con`duc*tiv"i*ty (k[o^]n`d[u^]k*t[i^]v"[i^]*t[y^]), n. The quality or power of conducting, or of receiving and transmitting, as heat, electricity, etc.; as, the conductivity of a nerve. Thermal conductivity (Physics), the quantity of heat that passes in unit time through unit area of a plate whose thickness is unity, when its opposite faces differ in temperature by one degree.


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup