unit of heat

Also found in: Dictionary.

u·nit of heat

1. calorie (gram calorie; kilocalorie);
2. Synonym(s): British thermal unit
3. Synonym(s): joule
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


James P., English physicist, 1818-1889.
joule - Synonym(s): unit of heat
Joule equivalent - the dynamic equivalent of heat.
Medical Eponyms © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Which imperial unit of heat was replaced by the joule in the SI system?
Studies have shown that modern oil heat systems are much cleaner per unit of heat output than other sources of energy.