heat sink
noun Date: 1936 a substance or device that absorbs or dissipates especially unwanted heat (as from a process or an electronic device)

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  • heat sink — heat′ sink n. thr an environment or medium that absorbs excess heat, as in an electronic circuit • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • heat sink — n. a part of a system designed to be at a lower temperature than its surroundings and used to dissipate heat from that system …   English World dictionary

  • Heat sink — Heat sink. См. Радиатор. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Heat Sink —   [dt. »Hitzesenker«], Kühler …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Heat sink — A heat sink (or heatsink) is an environment or object that absorbs and dissipates heat from another object using thermal contact (either direct or radiant). Heat sinks are used in a wide range of applications wherever efficient heat dissipation… …   Wikipedia

  • heat sink — noun a metal conductor specially designed to conduct (and radiate) heat (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑conductor, ↑sink * * * noun : a substance or device for the absorption or dissipation of unwanted heat (as from a process or an electronic device) * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • heat sink — A piece of heavy metal or a plastic on which electrical components are mounted. Heat generated by these components is transferred to a heat sink by conduction and then dissipated into the surrounding air. A heat sink may have fins to increase its …   Aviation dictionary

  • heat sink — apatinės temperatūros šaltinis statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Mažiausios temperatūros šilumos šaltinis. atitikmenys: angl. heat sink vok. untere Temperatur Wärmequelle, f rus. нижний тепловой источник, m pranc. source froide, f; source… …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • heat sink — apatinės temperatūros šaltinis statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Šilumos šaltinis, kuriam termodinaminiame cikle atiduodama šiluma. Dažniausiai tai aplinka, atmosferos oras. atitikmenys: angl. heat sink vok. untere Temperatur Wärmequelle, f …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • heat sink — 1. Thermodynam. any environment or medium that absorbs heat. 2. Also, heatsink. Electronics. a metallic heat exchanger designed to absorb and dissipate excess heat from one of the devices, as a transistor or resistor, in a circuit. [1935 40] * *… …   Universalium

  • heat sink — noun a) An object, system or environment that absorbs and dissipates heat from objects in thermal contact (either direct or radiant) with it. b) A place toward which the heat moves in a system …   Wiktionary

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