sensible heat


: thermal energy whose transfer to or from a substance results in a change of temperature compare latent heat

Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sensible heat was in 1770

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“Sensible heat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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