thermal

(redirected from thermal sensation)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to thermal sensation: thermal environment, Thermal comfort

ther·mal

 (thûr′məl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, using, producing, or caused by heat.
2. Intended or designed in such a way as to help retain body heat: thermal underwear.
n.
A rising current of warm air.

ther′mal·ly adv.

thermal

(ˈθɜːməl)
adj
1. (General Physics) Also: thermic of, relating to, caused by, or generating heat or increased temperature
2. hot or warm: thermal baths; thermal spring.
3. (Textiles) (of garments or fabrics) specially designed so as to have exceptional heat-retaining properties
n
4. (Physical Geography) meteorol a column of rising air caused by local unequal heating of the land surface, and used by gliders and birds to gain height
5. (Clothing & Fashion) (plural) thermal garments, esp underclothes
ˈthermally adv

ther•mal

(ˈθɜr məl)

adj.
1. Also, thermic. of, pertaining to, or caused by heat or temperature: thermal energy.
2. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of hot or warm springs: thermal waters.
3. designed to aid in or promote the retention of body heat: a thermal blanket; thermal underwear.
n.
4. a rising air current caused by heating from the underlying surface.
5. thermals, clothing, esp. underwear, designed to help retain body heat.
[1750–60]
ther′mal•ly, adv.

ther·mal

(thûr′məl)
Adjective
Relating to heat.
Noun
A current of warm air that rises because it is less dense than the air around it.

thermal

A rising column of warm air.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thermal - rising current of warm airthermal - rising current of warm air    
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
Adj.1.thermal - relating to or associated with heat; "thermal movements of molecules"; "thermal capacity"; "thermic energy"; "the caloric effect of sunlight"
nonthermal - not involving heat; "nonthermal luminescence"
2.thermal - of or relating to a hot spring; "thermal water"
3.thermal - caused by or designed to retain heat; "a thermal burn"; "thermal underwear"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
Translations
حَراري
tepelnýtermální
termisk
lämpö
termál
hita-/varma-
šiluminis
karstssiltuma-termisks
tepelnýtermálny
ısıyla ilgilitermik

thermal

[ˈθɜːməl]
A. ADJ [current] → termal; [underwear, blanket] → térmico
B. N
1. (Met) → térmica f, corriente f térmica
2. thermals (= underwear) → ropa f interior térmica
C. CPD thermal baths NPL = thermal springs thermal printer Ntermoimpresora f
thermal reactor Nreactor m térmico
thermal springs NPLtermas fpl, fuentes fpl termales

thermal

[ˈθɜːrməl] adj
[power station, insulation, energy] → thermique
[spring, lake] → thermal(e)
[underwear, vest, socks, leggings] → en Thermolactyl®thermal baths nplthermes mplthermal imaging camera ncaméra f à vision nocturne

thermal

adj
(Phys) → Wärme-; neutron, reactor, equilibriumthermisch; thermal expansionWärmeausdehnung f; thermal power stationWärmekraftwerk nt
clothingThermo-; thermal socksThermosocken pl; thermal blanketAluminiumdecke f; thermal underwearThermounterwäsche f
n
(Aviat, Met) → Thermik f no pl
thermals pl (inf: = thermal underwear) → Thermounterwäsche f

thermal

:
thermal barrier
n (Phys, Aviat) → Temperatur- or Hitzebarriere f
thermal baths
plThermalbäder pl
thermal conductivity
thermal imager
nThermograf m
thermal imaging
nThermografie f
thermal imaging system
nThermografiesystem nt
thermal paper
nThermopapier nt
thermal printer
n (Comput) → Thermodrucker m
thermal spa
nThermalbad nt
thermal spring
thermal transfer
nThermotransfer m
thermal unit

thermal

[ˈθɜːml] adj (currents, spring) → termale; (underwear) → termico/a; (paper) → termosensibile

thermal

(əθəːməl) adjective
of heat. thermal springs (= natural springs of warm or hot water); thermal units.

ther·mal

, thermic
a. termal, térmico-a, rel. al calor o producido por éste.

thermal

adj térmico
References in periodicals archive ?
The most important parameter in determining the thermal sensation in warm air supply systems is the metabolic rate, followed by clothing, which was widely discussed in the background section.
This new technology detects shallow drowsiness that even the driver is unaware of by non-contact measurement of blinking features and facial expressions, collects in-vehicle environment data to predict transitions in the driver's drowsiness level and senses and monitors the driver's level of thermal sensation, allowing the person to stay comfortably awake.
For evaluation of the thermal passenger comfort, acquisition of single thermal parameters is often insufficient, as it is the interaction of a variety of parameters, such as air temperature, air velocity, surface temperatures and others, which determine the thermal sensation of humans.
The terms thermal sensation (TS) and thermal comfort (TC) are typically quantified separately in experimental investigations, where thermal ratings are conducted by subjects in a controlled thermal environment.
5) by applying standards (ISO7730 2005; ASHRAE 55 2004) where PMV is an index that predicts the mean value of the votes of a large group of persons on the 7-point thermal sensation and PPD is an index that establishes a quantitative prediction of the percentage of thermally dissatisfied people, and the comfort zone allows 5% deviation (ISO7730 2005; ASHRAE 55 2004; Borgeson et al.
It can quantitatively evaluate the thermal sensation, and adopt a range of sensation levels, numbered from -3 to 3 for quantization.
While there are individual factors at play such as personal tolerance and wardrobe choice, there are six conditions that affect the perception of warmth or coolness: "metabolic heat production (physical activity), clothing, temperature, mean radiant temperature, air velocity and air humidity--different combinations of these parameters may result in the same thermal sensation," notes a 2012 study by REHVA, the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations.
Mean thermal sensation ratings for heat stress were not significantly different between the SS and PL trials with both averaging 5.
Three times during the experiment, subjects were filling in questionnaires by indicating their thermal sensation, perceived air quality, humidity perception as well as referring to the SBS symptoms felt.
The index predicts the mean response of a larger group of people according to the ASHRAE thermal sensation scale where: +3 hot, +2 warm, +1 slightly warm, 0 neutral, -1 slightly cool, -2 cool, -3 cold (Fig.
Another well-known international standard, ISO 7730 (ISO 2005), provides methods for predicting the thermal sensation and thermal dissatisfaction of personnel.