from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The ratio of the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a unit mass of a substance by one unit of temperature to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a similar mass of a reference material, usually water, by the same amount.
- noun The amount of heat, measured in calories, required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one Celsius degree.
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- noun physics the
ratioof the amountof heatneeded to raise the temperatureof a unit mass of substanceby a unit degreeto the amount of heat needed to raise that of the same mass of waterby the same amount
- noun physics the amount of heat, in
calories, needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius
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- noun the heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree centigrade
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