Examples of Btu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s a ratio of cooling capacity, measured in British thermal units per hour (Btu/h), to the power input in watts (W). Justine Calma, The Verge, 24 Mar. 2023 Using radiant infrared heat, this Duraflame pumps out some serious Btu (British thermal units). Gabriel Morgan, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Btu was in 1882

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“Btu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Btu. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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British thermal unit
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