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heat sink

n.
1. An environment capable of absorbing heat from an object with which it is in thermal contact without a phase change or an appreciable change in temperature.
2. A protective device that absorbs and dissipates the excess heat generated by a system.

heat sink

n
1. (Electrical Engineering) a metal plate specially designed to conduct and radiate heat from an electrical component
2. (Aeronautics) a layer of material placed within the outer skin of high-speed aircraft to absorb heat

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n.
an environment or medium that absorbs excess heat, as in an electronic circuit.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heat sink - a metal conductor specially designed to conduct (and radiate) heat
conductor - a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
sink - (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
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the subject of the contract is a fully functioning food distribution system ("svs") consisting of: - 17 regenerable food transport trolleys next to active cooling device (stw), - 27 passive food trolleys for the transport of breakfast / dinner, - 110 eutectic plates for insertion into the passive food transport trolley (optional), - 5 dolly for the eutectic plates (optional), - 11 wall / docking stations required for stw operation, - 510 system trays suitable for hot lunch, - any other equipment and instruction required for system operation (eg control units, training of the client~s employees etc.) as well as - optionally, the required technical equipment for legally compliant documentation, in particular the temperatures, according to haccp.
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