HyperDic: btu

English > 1 sense of the word BTU:
NOUNquantityBTU, British thermal unit, B.Th.U.a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure
English > BTU: 1 sense > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories.
SynonymsBritish thermal unit, B.Th.U.
Part ofthermA unit of heat equal to 100,000 British thermal units
Broaderwork unit, heat unit, energy unitA unit of measurement for work
Catalantèrmia britànica
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