Heat-sink meaning

A protective device that absorbs and dissipates the excess heat generated by a system.
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An environment capable of absorbing heat from an object with which it is in thermal contact without a phase change or an appreciable change in temperature.
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A part of a system designed to be at a lower temperature than its surroundings and used to dissipate heat from that system.
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A material that absorbs heat. Typically made of aluminum, heat sinks are widely used in amplifiers and other electronic devices that build up heat. Small heat sinks are the most economical method for cooling microprocessors and other chips. They are commonly found glued or clipped to the top or the side of the chip package. See heat pipe, CPU cooler and thermal grease.
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(thermodynamics) An object, system or environment that absorbs and dissipates heat from objects in thermal contact (either direct or radiant) with it.
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(thermodynamics) A place toward which the heat moves in a system.
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(thermodynamics) A material capable of absorbing heat.
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A protective device that absorbs and dissipates the excess heat generated by a system.
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An environment capable of absorbing heat from substances within it (and with which it is in thermal contact) without an appreciable change in its own temperature and without a change in its own phase.
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