heat engine definition

  • noun:
    • A device that converts heat power into work.
    • Any product which converts temperature power into technical work.
    • any apparatus by which a heated substance, as a heated fluid, is made to perform work giving movement to mechanism, as a hot-air engine, or a steam engine.
    • An engine which changes temperature into mechanical work.
    • any engine which makes usage of heat doing work

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