Definition of heat capacity in English:

heat capacity


  • The number of heat units needed to raise the temperature of a body by one degree.

    • ‘However, one small difference exists: biodiesel has a higher heat capacity than regular diesel - it burns at a higher temperature - so it needs to warm up longer before use than regular diesel does.’
    • ‘In other words, water vapor has a low heat capacity and poor thermal conduction.’
    • ‘Specific heat capacity is something like energy density of a substance, and measures how much energy must be contained in a substance for it to have a certain temperature.’
    • ‘Since temperature is just the average kinetic energy of atoms, the heat capacity per unit volume is dependant on the number of atoms per unit volume.’
    • ‘With the large heat capacity of wet soil, plants will only be exposed to significant changes in temperature if, for example, a heavy rainfall changes soil temperature.’
    • ‘This assumption is most likely not valid for DNA, where the melting is accompanied by a significant heat capacity increase.’
    • ‘Land has a different thermal response because the heated layer is thin and its heat capacity is small.’
    • ‘The rest is absorbed by the ground and by the oceans, which play a key role in the energy budget due to their large heat capacity and their ability to store carbon dioxide, and, of course, water vapour.’
    • ‘It was clear that the shape of all these peaks was unsymmetrical and the heat capacity changed more rapidly in the higher temperature side.’
    • ‘At the melting temperature, the heat capacity reaches a maximum.’
    • ‘Such an influence has been proposed from measurements of the heat capacity.’
    • ‘But even very hot coals with a high heat capacity can be walked over without getting burned if one's feet are insulated, e.g., with a liquid such as sweat or water.’
    • ‘Because of similarities in heat capacity, density, and other physical properties, the welding characteristics of the alloys described in this article are quite similar to certain stainless steels.’
    • ‘‘Very, very, very hot,’ said our waitress, astutely measuring our heat capacity.’
    • ‘If the heating takes place at constant pressure, the heat capacity must include the work contribution.’
    • ‘The amount of heat involved in the reaction is determined as above by measuring the temperature change of the surrounding medium and multiplying by the heat capacity of the medium.’
    • ‘Just as a side note, this scattering should also depend on the heat capacity of the samples, since the fluctuations in state depend on the heat capacity.’
    • ‘We have shown that, in the presence of cholesterol, the relaxation times change to the same degree as the heat capacity.’
    • ‘The heat capacity of the top three meters of the ocean is equal to that of the entire atmosphere, but everyone knows the ocean is more than three meters deep.’


heat capacity

/hēt kəˈpasədē/