Thermal spectrum
Thermal Ther"mal, a. [L. thermae hot springs, fr. Gr. ?, pl. of ? heat, fr. ? hot, warm, ? to warm, make hot; perhaps akin to L. formus warm, and E. forceps.] 1. Of or pertaining to heat; warm; hot; as, the thermal unit; thermal waters. [1913 Webster]

The thermal condition of the earth. --J. D. Forbes. [1913 Webster]

2. caused by or affected by heat; as, thermal springs. [PJC]

3. designed to retain heat; as, thermal underwear. [PJC]

{Thermal conductivity}, {Thermal spectrum}. See under {Conductivity}, and {Spectrum}.

{Thermal unit} (Physics), a unit chosen for the comparison or calculation of quantities of heat. The unit most commonly employed is the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram or one pound of water from zero to one degree Centigrade. See {Calorie}, and under {Unit}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Thermal spectrum — Spectrum Spec trum, n.; pl. {Spectra}. [L. See {Specter}.] 1. An apparition; a specter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Opt.) (a) The several colored and other rays of which light is composed, separated by the refraction of a prism or other means, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thermal spectrum — šiluminės spinduliuotės spektras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. heat retardation spectrum; thermal spectrum vok. Wärmespektrum, n; Wärmestrahlungsspektrum, n rus. спектр теплового излучения, m; теплоспектр, m pranc. spectre de… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Thermal — Ther mal, a. [L. thermae hot springs, fr. Gr. ?, pl. of ? heat, fr. ? hot, warm, ? to warm, make hot; perhaps akin to L. formus warm, and E. forceps.] 1. Of or pertaining to heat; warm; hot; as, the thermal unit; thermal waters. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thermal conductivity — Thermal Ther mal, a. [L. thermae hot springs, fr. Gr. ?, pl. of ? heat, fr. ? hot, warm, ? to warm, make hot; perhaps akin to L. formus warm, and E. forceps.] 1. Of or pertaining to heat; warm; hot; as, the thermal unit; thermal waters. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thermal unit — Thermal Ther mal, a. [L. thermae hot springs, fr. Gr. ?, pl. of ? heat, fr. ? hot, warm, ? to warm, make hot; perhaps akin to L. formus warm, and E. forceps.] 1. Of or pertaining to heat; warm; hot; as, the thermal unit; thermal waters. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spectrum — Spec trum, n.; pl. {Spectra}. [L. See {Specter}.] 1. An apparition; a specter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Opt.) (a) The several colored and other rays of which light is composed, separated by the refraction of a prism or other means, and observed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spectrum analysis — Spectrum Spec trum, n.; pl. {Spectra}. [L. See {Specter}.] 1. An apparition; a specter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Opt.) (a) The several colored and other rays of which light is composed, separated by the refraction of a prism or other means, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thermal radiation — is electromagnetic radiation emitted from the surface of an object which is due to the object s temperature. Infrared radiation from a common household radiator or electric heater is an example of thermal radiation, as is the light emitted by a… …   Wikipedia

  • Thermal infrared spectroscopy — (TIR spectroscopy) is the subset of infrared spectroscopy that deals with radiation emitted in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The emitted infrared radiation, though similar to blackbody radiation, is different in that the… …   Wikipedia

  • Thermal desorption spectroscopy — (TDS), also known as temperature programmed desorption (TPD) is the method of observing desorbed molecules from a surface when the surface temperature is increased. Many researchers prefer the name TPD because it is not a spectroscopic… …   Wikipedia

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