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specific heat

noun

Definition of specific heat

  1. :  the heat in calories required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree Celsius



1799

First Known Use of specific heat

1799


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specific heat

noun

Medical Definition of specific heat

  1. 1:  the ratio of the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of a body one degree to that required to raise the temperature of an equal mass of water one degree

  2. 2:  the heat in calories required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree Celsius




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