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Definition of Radiator

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person or thing that radiates; heater made from metal coils or pipes filled with hot water or steam; device used to cool an engine
Radiator Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
That which radiates or emits rays, whether of light or heat; especially, that part of a heating apparatus from which the heat is radiated or diffused; as, a steam radiator.
  
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radiator
\ra"di*a`tor\ (?), n.
1. any of various devices for cooling an internal substance by radiation, as a system og rings on a gun barrel for cooling it, or a nest of tubes with large radiating surface for cooling circulating water, as in an automobile.
2. (wireless teleg.) an oscillator.
radiator
\ra"di*a`tor\ (-ā`t&etilde;r), n. that which radiates or emits rays, whether of light or heat; especially, that part of a heating apparatus from which the heat is radiated or diffused; as, a steam radiator.
radiator
n
1. any object that radiates energy
2. heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings
3. a mechanism consisting of a metal honeycomb through which hot fluids circulate; heat is transferred from the fluid through the honeycomb to the airstream that is created either by the motion of the vehicle or by a fan


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 radiator cap 
 radiator hose 
 radiator grille 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. any object that radiates energy
(hypernym) natural object
(hyponym) radio source
(derivation) radiate
2. heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings
(hypernym) heater, warmer
(part-holonym) heating system, heating plant, heating, heat
3. a mechanism consisting of a metal honeycomb through which hot fluids circulate; heat is transferred from the fluid through the honeycomb to the airstream that is created either by the motion of the vehicle or by a fan
(hypernym) mechanism
(part-holonym) cooling system, engine cooling system
(part-meronym) radiator cap
Radiator Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
an arrangement of pipes containing a circulating fluid used for heating an external object or cooling an internal substance by radiation.
Radiator Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Symbols
Heart, circulatory system
Radiator Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
EIA Energy Glossary
A heating unit usually exposed to view within the room or space to be heated; it transfers heat by radiation to objects within visible range and by conduction to the surrounding air, which in turn is circulated by natural convection; usually fed by steam or hot water.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
A device that cools the liquid in the cooling system by allowing it to circulate through a series of water channels , which are exposed to air ducts . Also see rodding the radiator and heat exchanger .
NCRS Construction Glossary
A heating unit which is supplied heat through a hot water system. Many hot waters systems use a circulating pump. Radiators should be placed under a window because air current from a window will convey heat into a room.
Radiator Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Radiators are heat exchangers used to transfer thermal energy from one medium to another for the purpose of cooling and heating. The majority of radiators are constructed to function in automobiles, buildings, and electronics. The radiator is always a source of heat to its environment, although this may be for either the purpose of heating this environment, or for cooling the fluid or coolant supplied to it, as for engine cooling. Despite the name, radiators generally transfer the bulk of their heat via convection, not by thermal radiation, though the term "convector" is used more narrowly; see radiation and convection, below.

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