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therm

Syllabification: therm
Pronunciation: /THərm
 
/

Definition of therm in English:

noun

A unit of heat equivalent to 100,000 Btu or 1.055 × 108 joules.
Example sentences
  • Luckily, there are plenty of units for energy, so it is probably best to just leave the calorie unit to the food people, and use joules or Kilowatt hours or therms or ergs for energy calculations unrelated to human nutrition.
  • At present, natural gas can cost anywhere between 18p and 25p a therm for industrial users while their contract terms are based on 12p a therm for a period of 10 years.
  • UK gas prices stood at 12p a therm at the beginning of 2000 but now stand in excess of 55p a therm - and have been as high as 75p recently.

Origin

1920s: from Greek thermē 'heat'.

Words that rhyme with therm

affirm, berm, confirm, firm, germ, herm, midterm, perm, sperm, squirm, term, worm

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