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specif'ic heat'



Physics.
1. the number of calories required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance 1°C, or the number of BTU's per pound per degree F.
2. (originally) the ratio of the thermal capacity of a substance to that of standard material.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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