specific heat

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specific heat

noun

Definition of SPECIFIC HEAT

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

First Known Use of SPECIFIC HEAT

1799

specific heat

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPECIFIC HEAT

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

specific heat

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

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. The term is also used to mean the amount of heat, in calories, required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one Celsius degree.

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