Definition of specific heat in English:

specific heat


  • The heat required to raise the temperature of the unit mass of a given substance by a given amount (usually one degree).

    • ‘Joseph Black and Johann Wilcke developed the concept of specific heat capacity.’
    • ‘It takes more heat to raise the temperature of a substance with a higher specific heat capacity than one with a lower.’
    • ‘Water has an extremely high specific heat capacity.’
    • ‘The specific heat capacity of water is 4200 J / KG / C.’