thermal

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EtymologyEdit

From French thermal, from New Latin *thermalis, from Ancient Greek θέρμη (thermē, heat).

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thermal (plural thermals)

  1. (meteorology) A column of rising air in the lower atmosphere created by uneven heating of Earth's surface.

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  • thermal column

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thermal (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to heat or temperature.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200: 
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—surgical foam, a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.
  2. (fabric) Providing efficient insulation so as to keep the body warm.

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From Ancient Greek.

AdjectiveEdit

thermal m (feminine thermale, masculine plural thermaux, feminine plural thermales)

  1. thermal
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