latent heat

noun

Definition of latent heat

: heat given off or absorbed in a process (such as fusion or vaporization) other than a change of temperature

Examples of latent heat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The moisture transfers, or latent heat, from the ocean to atmosphere are sustained over the warm eddies since the eddies are not significantly cooling. Nick Shay, Quartz, 2 Sep. 2021 The moisture transfers, or latent heat, from the ocean to atmosphere are sustained over the warm eddies since the eddies are not significantly cooling. Nick Shay, Quartz, 2 Sep. 2021 Manabe and his collaborators also considered that, high up in the column, the air is colder, and so cloud drops form, releasing latent heat stored in the water vapor. Quanta Magazine, 5 Oct. 2021 As this release of latent heat continues, the central pressures continue to decrease. Nick Shay, Quartz, 2 Sep. 2021 As this release of latent heat continues, the central pressures continue to decrease. Nick Shay, Quartz, 2 Sep. 2021 As this release of latent heat continues, the central pressures continue to decrease. Nick Shay, Quartz, 2 Sep. 2021 As this release of latent heat continues, the central pressures continue to decrease. Nick Shay, Quartz, 2 Sep. 2021 The moisture transfers, or latent heat, from the ocean to atmosphere are sustained over the warm eddies since the eddies are not significantly cooling. Nick Shay, Quartz, 2 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of latent heat

circa 1757, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of latent heat was circa 1757

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23 Dec 2021

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“Latent heat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latent%20heat. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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latent heat

noun

Medical Definition of latent heat

: heat given off or absorbed in a process (as fusion or vaporization) other than a change of temperature

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