Definition of Latent heat

1. Noun. Heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at a constant temperature and pressure.

Definition of Latent heat

1. Noun. (physics) the heat that is released or absorbed accompanying a change of state or of phase ¹

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Medical Definition of Latent heat

1. The amount of heat that a substance may absorb without an increase in temperature, as in conversion from solid to liquid state (ice to water at 0°C), or from liquid to gaseous state (water to steam at 100°C). Compare: sensible heat. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Latent Heat

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Literary usage of Latent heat

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

1. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1907)
"latent heat OF FUSION latent heat, and Molecular latent heat of Fusion. ... The latent heat of fusion of a solid is perfectly analogous to the latent heat ..."

2. Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied: For the Use of by Adolphe Ganot (1881)
"Hence the lower the temperature the greater the latent heat, and, on the other hand, the higher the temperature the less the latent heat. The latent heat of ..."

3. The Elements of Physical Chemistry by Harry Clary Jones (1915)
"latent heat OF FUSION latent heat, and Molecular latent heat of Fusion. — When a solid is heated up to a certain temperature it begins to melt. ..."

4. The Fitness of the Environment: An Inquiry Into the Biological Significance by Lawrence Joseph Henderson (1913)
"The latent heat of melting is expressed as the number of calories which are required to ... The latent heat of evaporation of water is approximately 536. ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1876)
"Hence, although "latent heat of expansion" seems to be generally ignored, I have always—in view of the remarkable correspondence of the observed phenomena ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"latent heat.—There are exceptional cases in which temperature does not vary in ... Black's celebrated doctrine of latent heat и merely the declaration of a ..."

7. Elements of Inorganic Chemistry: Including the Applications of the Science by Thomas Graham (1858)
"According to Hess, the true latent heat of is 80-34° C. = 144-6 Fah. ... latent heat OF VAPOURS. *r. — It is stated at p. 70, of this work, that the sum of ..."

8. A Textbook of Physics by John Henry Poynting, Joseph John Thomson (1906)
"... Nuclei—Measurements of Vapour-Pressure—Determination of Vapour Density—Density of Saturated Vapour—Measurements of latent heat of Vapours—Specific Heat ..."

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