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The number of heat units needed to raise the temperature of a body by one degree.
- ‘Massive rammed earth walls often 2ft thick provide insulation and thermal capacity to combat a climate that can be both very hot during the day and pretty cold at night.’
- ‘The thermal capacity of materials changes slightly with temperature primarily due to changes in density, and very dramatically at phase transitions, such as ice melting and water boiling.’
- ‘The water has quite a high thermal capacity and because of the wind, any extra heat is distributed across the upper layer.’
- ‘This is because the thermal capacity of the oceans is very much greater than that of the land.’
- ‘The high thermal capacity of materials such as concrete, brick and stone enables them to store and re-radiate heat, reducing energy consumption, air conditioning and carbon dioxide emissions.’
- ‘The nature of such buildings favors the use of space heating, rather than structural heating that exploits high thermal capacity.’
- ‘Undersuits powered by a battery the size of a cigarette case, and with thermal capacities that prevent the possibility of over-heating, are now being developed for a range of extreme sports.’
- ‘The time constant depends on both thermal conductivity and thermal capacity of the body itself, and the rate at which heat exchanges with the environment.’
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