specific heat

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specific heat (uncountable)

  1. (physics) the ratio of the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a unit mass of substance by a unit degree to the amount of heat needed to raise that of the same mass of water by the same amount
  2. (physics) the amount of heat, in calories, needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius

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