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therm

(therm),
A unit of heat used indiscriminately for: 1) a small calorie, 2) a large calorie, 3) 1000 large calories, 4) 100,000 British thermal units.
[G. thermē, heat]

therm

(therm) a unit of heat. The word has been used as equivalent to (a) large calorie; (b) small calorie; (c) 1000 large calories; (d) 100,000 British thermal units.

therm

(therm) [Gr. therme, heat]
Any of a several units of heat.
See: MET

therm

the amount of heat input required to raise the temperature of 1000 kg of water by 1°C. One therm = 1000 kilocalories = 1 megacalorie (Mcal) = 106 megajoule.
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These bill credits are in addition to the reduction the utility has already put into effect on October 1, 2014, which reduced its gas supply rate to 45 cents per therm from 54 cents its lowest rate in 14 years.
A 15-cent per therm bill credit for February 2012 usage provided an additional $24 in savings.