accommodation coefficient

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accommodation coefficient was in 1916

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“Accommodation coefficient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accommodation%20coefficient. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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