heat engine
noun Date: circa 1895 a mechanism (as an internal combustion engine) for converting heat energy into mechanical or electrical energy

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  • Heat engine — Heat Heat (h[=e]t), n. [OE. hete, h[ae]te, AS. h[=ae]tu, h[=ae]to, fr. h[=a]t hot; akin to OHG. heizi heat, Dan. hede, Sw. hetta. See {Hot}.] 1. A force in nature which is recognized in various effects, but especially in the phenomena of fusion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heat engine — n. an engine for changing heat into mechanical energy, such as a steam engine or gasoline engine …   English World dictionary

  • Heat engine — Thermodynamics …   Wikipedia

  • heat engine — šiluminė mašina statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. heat engine vok. Wärmekraftmaschine, f rus. тепловая машина, f pranc. machine thermique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • heat engine — šiluminis variklis statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Variklis, verčiantis šiluminę energiją mechaniniu darbu ir vartojantis organinį arba branduolinį kurą. Šiluminio variklio veikimas pagrįstas uždaru (arba sąlygiškai uždaru) termodinaminiu …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • heat engine — heat′ en gine n. thr a mechanical device designed to transform part of the heat entering it into work • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • heat engine — noun any engine that makes use of heat to do work • Hypernyms: ↑engine • Hyponyms: ↑external combustion engine, ↑internal combustion engine, ↑ICE …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heat Engine —   A device that produces mechanical energy directly from two heat reservoirs of different temperatures. A machine that converts thermal energy to mechanical energy, such as a steam engine or turbine …   Energy terms

  • Heat engine —   An engine that converts heat to mechanical energy.   California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms …   Energy terms

  • heat engine — /ˈhit ɛndʒən/ (say heet enjuhn) noun an engine which transforms heat energy into mechanical energy …   Australian English dictionary

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