- a great calorie
- a small calorie
- a unit of heat equal to 1,000 great calories
- a unit of heat equal to 100,000 British thermal units
Origin of thermfrom Classical Greek therm?, heat: see warm
- a. A unit of heat equal to 100,000 British thermal units (1.054 × 108 joules).b. A unit of heat equal to 1,000 large calories.
- a. A unit of heat equal to the large calorie.b. A unit of heat equal to the small calorie.
Origin of thermGreek thermē heat from thermos warm, hot ; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.
Variant of thermo-
An animal having a specified kind of body temperature: poikilotherm.
Origin of -thermFrom Greek thermē heat from thermos warm, hot ; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.
- (biology) used to name types of animal having a specified form of body temperature mechanism
From Ancient Greek Î¸ÎµÏÎ¼ÏŒÏ‚ (thermos, “warm").
therm - Investment & Finance Definition
100,000 British thermal units (BTUs). One million BTUs is a dekatherm.