from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A protective device that absorbs and dissipates the excess heat generated by a system.
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- n. An object, system or environment that absorbs and dissipates heat from objects in thermal contact (either direct or radiant) with it.
- n. A place toward which the heat moves in a system.
- n. A material capable of absorbing heat.
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- n. a metal conductor specially designed to conduct (and radiate) heat
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