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


var. of thermo- before a vowel: thermion.


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


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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
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[θɜːm] Ntermia f
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[θɜːm] n1.055 056 x 10^8 joule (unità termica usata in Gran Bretagna)
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Germain;' `ten, fifteen, or twenty thieves, have been arrested in a cafe on the Boulevard du Temple, or in the Thermes de Julien,' -- and yet these same men deny the existence of the bandits in the Maremma, the Campagna di Romana, or the Pontine Marshes.
Quelque 15.000 visiteurs ont prefere passer leurs vacances de printemps dans cette station thermale qui ne remplit pas uniquement le role classique de thermes aux vertus therapeutiques, mais egalement de lieu de villegiature qui a su garder un cachet traditionnel apprecie par nombre de visiteurs, a-t-il tenu a preciser.
In other company news, L'Oreal has submitted to the shareholders of Holding STRP (Societe des Thermes de La Roche-Posay) an irrevocable offer for the acquisition of the totality of the shares of the company.
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A couple of kilometres beyond the city walls is the Grand Hotel des Thermes on the Grande Plage (00 33 2 99 40 7500;, with fantastic views and a health spa.
A quick visit to the walled old town of Dinan was unforgettable, more cobbled streets and some delightful local colour, and our final dining experience in St Malo at Les Thermes Marins was befitting of the occasion.