n. a unit of heat, esp. as the statutory unit of gas supplied in the UK equivalent to 100,000 British thermal units or 1.055 x
10(8) joules.
Etymology: Gk therme heat

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Therm — ist ein Wortbestandteil (Wortkonstituente), der aus dem Griechischen stammt (θερμός „thermós“ „warm, heiß, hitzig“) und in vielen deutschen Fremdwörtern mit entsprechender Bedeutung vorkommt: Thermik, Thermometer und viele andere.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • therm — therm·antidote; therm·el; therm; therm·ion; therm·ion·ic; therm·ion·ics; therm·is·tor; xe·ro·therm; therm·ion·i·cal·ly; …   English syllables

  • therm- — Therm , vor Konsonanten auch thermal , Thermal , thermo , Thermo [griech. thermós = warm, heiß]: Bestimmungswort von Zus. mit den Bed. »warm, Temperatur…«, z. B. thermisch, Thermometer, Thermalisierung, Thermalbad. * * * therm , Therm : ↑ thermo …   Universal-Lexikon

  • therm- — therm(o) ♦ Élément, du gr. thermos « chaud », ou thermon « chaleur ». ⇒ therme. therm(o) , therme, thermie, thermique éléments, du gr. thermos, chaud , ou thermainein, chauffer …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • therm — [θɜːm ǁ θɜːrm] noun [countable] a measurement of heat equal to 100,000 British Thermal Units, used in Britain for measuring how much gas someone has used * * * therm UK US /θɜːm/ noun [C] MEASURES, NATURAL RESOURCES ► a unit of heat used for… …   Financial and business terms

  • Therm — (th[ e]rm), n. one of several units of heat, especially one equivalent to 1000 large calories, or 100,000 British thermal units. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • therm... — therm...,   ...therm, Wortbildungselement, thermo …   Universal-Lexikon

  • therm — [θə:m US θə:rm] n [Date: 1900 2000; : Greek; Origin: therme heat ] a unit for measuring heat, especially when calculating amounts of gas used ▪ UK gas was selling for as little as 6p a therm …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • therm... — therm..., Therm... vgl. ↑thermo..., Thermo …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • therm|i|on|ic — «THURM y ON ihk, THUR mee », adjective. Physics. of or having to do with thermions: »thermionic emission. A thermionic generator is a vacuum or gas filled device with two elements or electrodes insulated from one another (J. J. William Brown).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • therm|i|on — «THURM Y uhn, THUR mee », noun. Physics. an electrically charged particle, either positive (an ion) or negative (an electron), given off by a heated body. ╂[< therm + ion] …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.