sensible heat

noun

Definition of sensible heat

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

First Known Use of sensible heat

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sensible%20heat. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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