See also: -thermal
- 1 English
- 2 French
- 3 Interlingua
thermal (plural thermals)
- (meteorology) A column of rising air in the lower atmosphere created by uneven heating of Earth's surface.
column of rising air
thermal (not comparable)
- Pertaining to heat or temperature.
- 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, in 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.
- (fabric) Providing efficient insulation so as to keep the body warm.
- Caused, brought about by heat.
- (stone) Having a rough finish by treatment with a blow-torch.
pertaining to heat or temperature
providing efficient insulation so as to keep the body warm
caused, brought about by heat
- (stone) To create a rough finish on stone by treating it with a high-temperature blow-torch.
- (gliding, often in the present participle) To fly an unpowered aircraft in a (thermal) column of rising air.
- edge (creating a finish on stone)
- thermal edge (creating a finish on stone)
- gliding (fly an unpowered aircraft)
- thermal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- thermal in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
From Ancient Greek.
- “thermal” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).