British thermal unit definition

  • noun:
    • the number of heat needed to enhance the temperature of just one lb of liquid from 60° to 61°F at a continuing force of one atmosphere.
    • The quantity of heat equal to 1/180 of the heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water from 32° to 212°F at a constant pressure of one atmosphere.
    • the amount of temperature required to improve the heat of 1 lb of liquid one level Fahrenheit at a certain heat (there are lots of different exact meanings) and a pressure of one atmosphere.
    • a unit of heat equal to the total amount of temperature needed to raise one pound of water one level Fahrenheit at one environment force; equivalent to 251.997 calories

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