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  • n. A measure of heating or cooling, computed as the integral of a function of time that generally varies with temperature.
  • n. A unit used in estimating the fuel consumption for a building; equal to the number of degrees that the mean temperature, for a 24-hour day, is below the base temperature, often 65F.

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  • n. the day on which university degrees are conferred
  • n. a unit used in estimating fuel requirements for heating a building

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