Capacity for heat

the power of absorbing heat. Substances differ in the amount of heat requisite to raise them a given number of thermometric degrees, and this difference is the measure of, or depends upon, what is called their capacity for heat. See Specific heat, under Heat.

See also: Capacity

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The initial studies of heat capacity were done by Petit and Dulong (1819), who concluded that the atoms of all simple bodies have exactly the same capacity for heat. They reached their conclusion after studying 13 pure elements and multiplying the measured heat capacity by the atomic weight as it was understood at that time.
As a susceptible population group, pregnant women may be more sensitive to changes in temperature and may be at a greater risk of heat stress, because during pregnancy the increase in fat deposition and associated decrease in the ratio of body surface area to body mass result in less capacity for heat loss to the environment (Wells and Cole 2002).
Downstream to the nonwoven production, the site also has capacity for heat setting, printing, coating and impregnation.
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Most are working models so that the customer can see them in operation and understand their capacity for heat generation and looks.
* The ocean has a huge storage capacity for heat, water, and carbon dioxide compared to the atmosphere.
Most display models are working so that the customer can see the models in operation and understand their capacity for heat generation and looks.
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