Definition of Specific heat

1. Noun. The heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree centigrade.

Generic synonyms: Heat, Heat Energy



Definition of Specific heat

1. Noun. (physics) the ratio of the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a unit mass of substance by a unit degree to the amount of heat needed to raise that of the same mass of water by the same amount ¹

2. Noun. (physics) the amount of heat, in calories, needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius ¹

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Medical Definition of Specific heat

1. The amount of energy (measured in calories or joules) needed to raise thetemperature of one gram of a pure substance by one degree C. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Specific Heat

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specific cholinesterase
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specific fuel consumption
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specific granule
specific gravities
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specific haemolysin
specific heat (current term)
specific heat capacities
specific heat capacity
specific humidity
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specific ionisation
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