heat sink


Definition of heat sink

: a substance or device that absorbs or dissipates especially unwanted heat (as from a process or an electronic device)

Examples of heat sink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is equipped with a heat sink, and its aluminum base also facilitates heat dissipation. Tony Hoffman, PCMAG, 9 May 2022 The difference is almost certainly the chips—the only other significant difference is the M1 Ultra's heat sink, which probably lowers the footprint since it's made of copper, a metal that is less carbon-intensive than aluminum. Tim De Chant, Ars Technica, 18 Mar. 2022 Also, urban agriculture can mitigate flooding, prevent drought, increase canopy cover and create a heat sink for high temperatures in San Antonio. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Mar. 2022 The aluminum enclosure has a solid, ridged heat sink on the bottom to make sure your drive doesn't cook itself during operation. Anthony Karcz, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 For all those CPUs above that don't come with their own heat sink, this liquid cooling module could be a great option. Eric Ravenscraft, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 Austin Evans discovered that the console’s heat sink - which absorbs heat and removes it from the PS5 - is 300g lighter than the original model. Janhoi Mcgregor, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 Those interiors sit on a substrate, are in an enclosure, and maybe have a heat sink on the top. Zenger News, Forbes, 29 June 2021 That's because the liquid gallium TIM allowed Sony to get the same cooling performance from a cheaper heat sink. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 19 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of heat sink

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heat sink was in 1936

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13 May 2022

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“Heat sink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heat%20sink. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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