accommodation coefficient


Definition of accommodation coefficient

: the efficiency of a gas in removing heat from a surface expressed as the ratio of the actual heat loss from the surface to the ideal loss

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First Known Use of accommodation coefficient

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Accommodation coefficient.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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