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therm

 (thûrm)
n.
1.
a. A unit of heat equal to 100,000 British thermal units (1.054 × 108 joules).
b. A unit of heat equal to 1,000 large calories.
2.
a. A unit of heat equal to the large calorie.
b. A unit of heat equal to the small calorie.

[Greek thermē, heat, from thermos, warm, hot; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.]

therm

(θɜːm)
n
(Units) Brit a unit of heat equal to 100 000 British thermal units. One therm is equal to 1.055 056 × 108 joules
[C19: from Greek thermē heat]

therm

(θɜrm)

n.
any of several units of heat, as one equivalent to 1000 large calories or 100,000 British thermal units.
[1885–90; < Greek thérmē heat]

therm-

var. of thermo- before a vowel: thermion.

-therm

var. of thermo- as a final element: ectotherm.

therm.

thermometer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.therm - a unit of heat equal to 100,000 British thermal units
energy unit, heat unit, work unit - a unit of measurement for work
B.Th.U., British thermal unit, BTU - a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories
Translations

therm

[θɜːm] Ntermia f

therm

[θɜːm] n1.055 056 x 10^8 joule (unità termica usata in Gran Bretagna)