hydronic

adjective
hy·​dron·​ic | \hī-ˈdrä-nik \

Definition of hydronic 

: of, relating to, or being a system of heating or cooling that involves transfer of heat by a circulating fluid (such as water or vapor) in a closed system of pipes

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hydronically \ hī-​ˈdrä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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There is also an outdoor courtyard, a home theater, a gym, a wine cellar and a hydronic radiant heat system that melts snow on the stoop, Mr. Dankner said. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Manhattan Townhouse Sets a New Record," 11 July 2018 Two fans keep air flowing, extra insulation traps in heat during extreme cold, and a central command center controls the mechanicals, hot water, 200 watts of solar, 2,000-watt inverter, and the Espar hydronic diesel heater. Megan Barber, Curbed, "This custom camper van can sleep a family of 6," 11 July 2018 Baseboard heaters come in two flavors—electric and hydronic—and there are pros and cons to each. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Why Baseboard Heaters Are So Common in Old Homes," 22 Jan. 2018 Most hydronic system were installed while the home was being built, and many are still heating these homes today. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Why Baseboard Heaters Are So Common in Old Homes," 22 Jan. 2018 The home has hydronic heating and cooling, as well as seven perimeter security cameras. Alison Gregor, New York Times, "House Hunting in ... Melbourne, Australia," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of hydronic

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydronic

hydr- + -onic (as in electronic)

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The first known use of hydronic was in 1946

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