specific heat

noun

Definition of specific heat

: the heat in calories required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree Celsius

First Known Use of specific heat

1799


Medical Dictionary

specific heat

noun

medical Definition of specific heat

1 : the ratio of the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of a body one degree to that required to raise the temperature of an equal mass of water one degree
2 : the heat in calories required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree Celsius

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