Athermancy
Athermancy A*ther"man*cy ([.a]*th[~e]r"m[a^]n*s[y^]), n. [See {Athermanous}.] Inability to transmit radiant heat; impermeability to heat. --Tyndall. [1913 Webster]

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  • athermancy — [ā thʉr′mən sē] n. 〚< Gr a , not + thermansis, heating < thermainein, to heat < thermē, heat (see WARM) + CY〛 the property of not transmitting infrared or heat rays athermanous [ā thʉr′mə nəs] adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • athermancy — [ā thʉr′mən sē] n. [< Gr a , not + thermansis, heating < thermainein, to heat < thermē, heat (see WARM) + CY] the property of not transmitting infrared or heat rays athermanous [ā thʉr′mə nəs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • athermancy — Impermeability to heat. [G. athermantos, not heated, fr. a priv. + thermaino, to heat, fr. therme, heat] * * * ather·man·cy (ə thurґmən se) the state of being athermanous …   Medical dictionary

  • athermancy — n. blockage of heat rays …   English contemporary dictionary

  • athermancy — ather·man·cy …   English syllables

  • athermancy — /əˈθɜmənsi/ (say uh thermuhnsee) noun Physics the power of stopping radiant heat. {Greek atherman(tos) not heated + cy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • athermancy — | ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷mənsē noun ( es) Etymology: a (II) + thermancy (as in diathermancy) : inability to transmit infrared radiation compare diathermancy …   Useful english dictionary

  • αθερμασία — η ιδιότητα τών σωμάτων τα οποία δεν επιτρέπουν τη διέλευση θερμικής ακτινοβολίας. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. < α στερητ. + αρχ. θερμασία (< θερμαίνω) απόδοση στα Ελλην. ξεν. όρου πρβλ. αγγλ. athermancy < α στερητ. + θέρμανση] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • athermanous —   a. impervious to radiant heat.    ♦ athermancy, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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