heat pump

heat pump
noun Date: 1894 an apparatus for heating or cooling (as a building) by transferring heat by mechanical means from or to an external reservoir (as the ground, water, or outside air)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heat pump — n part of a machine that takes heat from one place to another …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heat pump — heat′ pump n. ene thr a device that uses a compressible refrigerant to transfer heat in a reversible process from one body, as the ground, air, or water, to another body, as a building • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Heat pump — A heat pump is a machine or device that moves heat from one location (the source ) to another location (the sink or heat sink ), using work. Most heat pump technology moves heat from a low temperature heat source to a higher temperature heat sink …   Wikipedia

  • Heat pump —   1) (air source)   An air source heat pump is the most common type of heat pump. The heat pump absorbs heat from the outside air and transfers the heat to the space to be heated in the heating mode. In the cooling mode the heat pump absorbs heat …   Energy terms

  • heat pump — noun apparatus that extracts heat from a liquid that is at a higher temperature than its surroundings; can be used to transfer heat from a reservoir outside in order to heat a building • Hypernyms: ↑apparatus, ↑setup * * * noun : a device for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • heat pump — a device that uses a compressible refrigerant to transfer heat from one body, as the ground, air, or water, to another body, as a building, with the process being reversible. [1890 95] * * * Device for transferring heat from a substance or space… …   Universalium

  • heat pump — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms heat pump : singular heat pump plural heat pumps a piece of equipment that carries heat from one place to another, for example in a fridge …   English dictionary

  • heat pump — šiluminis siurblys statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. heat pump vok. Wärmepumpe, f rus. тепловой насос, m pranc. pompe à chaleur, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • heat pump — /ˈhit pʌmp/ (say heet pump) noun an apparatus, usually electrical, which both heats and cools a building, as required, by transferring heat either from or to a larger reservoir of heat such as a body of groundwater, the air, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • Heat Pump —   An electricity powered device that extracts available heat from one area (the heat source) and transfers it to another (the heat sink) to either heat or cool an interior space or to extract heat energy from a fluid …   Energy terms

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