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 Dictionary entry overview: What does BTU mean? 

BTU (noun)
  The noun BTU has 1 sense:

1. a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories

  Familiarity information: BTU used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BTU (noun)


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Meaning:

A unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

B.Th.U.; British thermal unit; BTU

Hypernyms ("BTU" is a kind of...):

energy unit; heat unit; work unit (a unit of measurement for work)

Holonyms ("BTU" is a part of...):

therm (a unit of heat equal to 100,000 British thermal units)


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