Definition of Heating

1. Noun. The process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature.

Exact synonyms: Warming
Specialized synonyms: Boiling, Global Warming, Induction Heating, Overheating, Radiant Heating, Melt, Melting, Thaw, Thawing
Generic synonyms: Temperature Change
Derivative terms: Heat, Warm

2. Noun. Utility to warm a building. "They have radiant heating"
Exact synonyms: Heat, Heating Plant, Heating System
Terms within: Boiler, Steam Boiler, Radiator
Group relationships: Building, Edifice
Specialized synonyms: Central Heating, Gas Heat, Panel Heating, Steam Heat, Steam Heating
Generic synonyms: Utility
Derivative terms: Heat, Heat, Heat

Definition of Heating

1. a. That heats or imparts heat; promoting warmth or heat; exciting action; stimulating; as, heating medicines or applications.

Definition of Heating

1. Noun. A system that raises the temperature of a room or building. Confer heater. ¹

2. Adjective. Causing heat. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of heat) ¹

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Definition of Heating

1. heat [v] - See also: heat

Medical Definition of Heating

1. That heats or imparts heat; promoting warmth or heat; exciting action; stimulating; as, heating medicines or applications. Heating surface, the aggregate surface exposed to fire or to the heated products of combustion, especially. Of all the plates or sheets that are exposed to water on their opposite surfaces. Synonym: fire surface. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heating

heather bell
heather mixture
heating (current term)
heating curve
heating element
heating oil
heating pad
heating plant
heating surface
heating system
heating up
heating value

Literary usage of Heating

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"Gas heating heating AND COOLING illustrating the theories on which the writer bases ... heating Systems. A Few Principles for heating Buildings. RW Kings. ..."

2. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Germany 1998 Review by IEA Staff (1998)
"District heating is increasing its share in the residential/commercial sector and in 1996 accounted for 8% of space heating in the old Laender and 23% in ..."

3. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1906)
"A steam-heating plant can be made to pay if the price obtained for heating ... Yes, provided the entire heating business can be made available without undue ..."

4. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"The hearth may serve as fire-place (a throttle-valve which in .summer cuts'off the heating-gases from the way to the stoves, and which at the same time ..."

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