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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heat energy mean? 

  The noun HEAT ENERGY has 1 sense:

1. a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature

  Familiarity information: HEAT ENERGY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1heat energy [BACK TO TOP]


A form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena


heat; heat energy

Hypernyms ("heat energy" is a kind of...):

energy ((physics) the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "heat energy"):

geothermal energy (energy derived from the heat in the interior of the earth)

heat of dissociation (the heat required for a fluid substance to break up into simpler constituents)

heat of formation (the heat evolved or absorbed during the formation of one mole of a substance from its component elements)

heat of solution (the heat evolved or absorbed when one mole of a substance is dissolved in a large volume of a solvent)

heat of transformation; latent heat (heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at a constant temperature and pressure)

specific heat (the heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree centigrade)

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