U-value

noun

U-val·​ue ˈyü-ˌval-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce U-value (audio)
: a measure of the heat transmission through a building part (such as a wall or window) or a given thickness of a material (such as insulation) with lower numbers indicating better insulating properties compare r-value

Examples of U-value in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made of several layers of materials and fabric, they are designed to provide thermal resistance (known as R-value) and prevent thermal transmittance conductivity (known as U-value). Heidi Wachter, Treehugger, 14 July 2023

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Word History

Etymology

unit

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of U-value was in 1949

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“U-value.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/U-value. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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