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Definition of Specific heat

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amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one unit of mass by one degree
Specific heat Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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specific heat
n : the heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree centigrade
specific heat
(physics), the quantity of heat required to raise temperature of a body one degree, taking as the unit of measure the quantity required to raise the same weight of water from zero to one degree; thus, the specific heat of mercury is 0.033, that of water being 1.000...
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Noun
1. the heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree centigrade
(hypernym) heat, heat energy
Specific heat Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
the amount of heat required to cause a unit increase in temperature in a unit mass of a substance, expressed as numerically equal to the number of calories needed to raise the temperature of 1 g of a substance by 1 c.
Specific heat Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
General Chemistry Glossary
Compare with heat capacity. The heat required to raise the temperature of 1 g of a substance by 1°C is called the specific heat of the substance. Specific heat is an intensive property with units of J g-1 K-1.
Energy Glossary
In English units, the quantity of heat, in Btu, needed to raise the temperature of one pound of material one degree Fahrenheit.
Electronics Terminology
The ratio of a material's thermal capacity to that of water at 15ºC.
Technical English by wpv
Ratio of quantity of heat required to raise temperature of a body 1 degree to that required to raise temperature of equal mass of water 1 degree.
The ratio of the mount of heat required to raise a mass of material 1 degree in temperature to the amount required to raise n eual mass of reference substance, usually water, 1 degree in temperature.
Specific heat Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Heat capacity, or thermal capacity, is the measurable physical quantity of heat energy required to change the temperature of an object by a given amount. The SI unit of heat capacity is joule per kelvin, and the dimensional form is M1L2T-2T-1.

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Specific heat Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) The ratio of the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a unit mass of a substance by one unit of temperature to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a similar mass of a reference material, usually water, by the same amount. (2) The amount of heat, measured in calories, required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one Celsius degree (1°C); the specific heat of water is 1 calorie.