hydronic

adjective
hy·​dron·​ic | \ hī-ˈdrä-nik How to pronounce hydronic (audio) \

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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Other Words from hydronic

hydronically \ hī-​ˈdrä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hydronic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of hydronic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Photovoltaic panels for producing electricity and hydronic panels for all the home’s hot water needs were installed on the roof. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 25 Feb. 2021 The two main types of radiant heat include hydronic and electric. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 25 Nov. 2020 Inside are Zena white oak surfaces, hydronic floor heat under basalt tile and ultra-clear glass railings. oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2020 There are two basic types of baseboard heaters: electric and hydronic. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, 7 Dec. 2019 And the boiler can also be used to produce hot water for a hydronic radiant-heat system, which pumps hot water through a series of tubes beneath the finished flooring. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, 7 Dec. 2019 The home also features precast flooring with hydronic heating, which will deliver more than 55% greater energy efficiency than traditional homes, Nagy said. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Nov. 2019 The master suite holds one of five fireplaces, as well as bay windows and a bathroom with teak floors and hydronic heating. sacbee, 4 June 2019 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, 11 July 2018

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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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Cite this Entry

“Hydronic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydronic. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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