latent heat
noun Date: circa 1757 heat given off or absorbed in a process (as fusion or vaporization) other than a change of temperature

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  • Latent heat — Latent La tent (l[=a] tent), a. [L. latens, entis, p. pr. of latere to lie hid or concealed; cf. Gr. lanqa nein, E. lethargy: cf. F. latent.] 1. Not visible or apparent; hidden; concealed; secret; dormant; as, latent springs of action. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • latent heat — n heat given off or absorbed in a process (as fusion or vaporization) other than a change of temperature * * * the amount of heat absorbed or given off by a body without changing temperature, as when it undergoes a change of state …   Medical dictionary

  • latent heat — n. the heat liberated or absorbed by a substance as it changes phase at a constant temperature and pressure …   English World dictionary

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

  • latent heat — Physics. heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at constant temperature and pressure. Cf. heat of fusion, heat of vaporization. [1750 60] * * * Characteristic amount of energy absorbed or released by a substance during a change in… …   Universalium

  • Latent heat — In thermochemistry, latent heat is the amount of energy in the form of heat released or absorbed by a substance during a change of phase state(i.e. solid, liquid, or gas), ndash; also called a phase transition.cite book | author=Perrot, Pierre |… …   Wikipedia

  • latent heat —   release of heat during a change of state. Condensation of water releases latent heat to the atmosphere because it no longer needs the heat energy that was put in to change it from liquid to gas in the first place …   Geography glossary

  • latent heat — fazinio virsmo šiluma statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Šilumos kiekis, kurio reikia medžiagai izoterminėmis sąlygomis iš vienos fazės virsti kita. atitikmenys: angl. heat of phase transformation; heat of phase… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • latent heat — fazinio virsmo šiluma statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Šilumos kiekis, kurio reikia medžiagai izoterminėmis sąlygomis iš vienos fazės pereiti į kitą. atitikmenys: angl. heat of phase transformation; heat of phase transition; latent heat rus.… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • latent heat — slaptoji šiluma statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. latent heat vok. latente Wärme, f rus. скрытая теплота, f pranc. chaleur latente, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • latent heat — noun heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at a constant temperature and pressure • Syn: ↑heat of transformation • Hypernyms: ↑heat, ↑heat energy • Hyponyms: ↑heat of condensation, ↑heat of fusion, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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