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Heat Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • utility to warm a building; "the heating system wasn''t working"; "they have radiant heating"
  • intense passion or emotion
  • the presence of heat
  • the sensation caused by heat energy
  • a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race
  • a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
  • applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
  • make hot or hotter; "heat the soup"
  • gain heat or get hot; "The room heated up quickly"
  • arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees'' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
  • provide with heat; "heat the house"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature ,
  • the presence of heat ,
  • the sensation caused by heat energy ,
  • the trait of being intensely emotional ,
  • applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity ,
  • a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race ,
  • utility to warm a building; "the heating system wasn't working"; "they have radiant heating"

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Heat Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Heat is a form of energy. In thermodynamics, heat means energy which is moved between two things when one of them is hotter than the other.

Heat is not the same as temperature. The temperature of an object is a measure of the average speed of the moving particles it is made from and the energy of the particles is called the internal energy. When an object is heated, its internal energy can increase to make the object hotter. The first law of thermodynamics says that the increase in internal energy is equal to the heat added minus the work done on the surroundings.

Thermal energy is the type of energy that a thing has because of its temperature. In thermodynamics, thermal energy is the internal energy present in a system in a state of thermodynamic equilibrium because of its temperature.



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* Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth. - Denis Diderot

* All sanity depends on this that is should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh. - Doris Lessing

* Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers. - William Penn


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