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I've been collecting articles on extremophile bacteria for at least the last ten years. I find them fascinating, whether they live in boiling pools at Yellowstone, around thermal vents at the floors of the oceans, or on Mars, where NASA has been searching for them as the first evidence of life beyond Earth.
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Meaning of "thermal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THERMAL

thermal  [ˈθɜːməl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THERMAL

noun
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Thermal can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES THERMAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Thermal

A thermal column is a column of rising air in the lower altitudes of the Earth's atmosphere. Thermals are created by the uneven heating of the Earth's surface from solar radiation, and are an example of convection, specifically atmospheric convection. The Sun warms the ground, which in turn warms the air directly above it. Dark earth, urban areas and roadways are good sources of thermals. The warmer air near the surface expands, becoming less dense than the surrounding air mass. The mass of lighter air rises, and as it does, it cools due to its expansion in the lower pressure of the higher altitude. It stops rising when it has cooled to the same temperature as the surrounding air. Associated with a thermal is a downward flow surrounding the thermal column. The downward moving exterior is caused by colder air being displaced at the top of the thermal. The size and strength of thermals are influenced by the properties of the lower atmosphere. Generally, when the air is cold, bubbles of warm air are formed by the ground heating the air above it and can rise like a hot air balloon. The air is then said to be unstable.

Definition of thermal in the English dictionary

The first definition of thermal in the dictionary is Also: thermic,. of, relating to, caused by, or generating heat or increased temperature. Other definition of thermal is hot or warm. Thermal is also specially designed so as to have exceptional heat-retaining properties.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THERMAL


diathermal
ˌdaɪəˈθɜːməl
electrothermal
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈθɜːməl
epithermal
ˌɛpɪˈθɜːməl
eurythermal
ˌjʊərɪˈθɜːməl
geothermal
ˌdʒiːəʊˈθɜːməl
haematothermal
ˌhɛmətəʊˈθɜːməl
hematothermal
ˌhɛmətəʊˈθɜːməl
heterothermal
ˌhɛtərəʊˈθɜːməl
homeothermal
ˌhɒmɪəʊˈθɜːməl
homoiothermal
ˌhɒmɔɪəʊˈθɜːməl
homothermal
ˌhəʊməʊˈθɜːməl
hydrothermal
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈθɜːməl
hyperthermal
ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːməl
hypothermal
ˌhaɪpəʊˈθɜːməl
isogeothermal
ˌaɪsəʊˌdʒiːəʊˈθɜːməl
isothermal
ˌaɪsəʊˈθɜːməl
nonthermal
ˌnɒnˈθɜːməl
photothermal
ˌfəʊtəʊˈθɜːməl
poikilothermal
ˌpɔɪkɪləʊˈθɜːməl
stenothermal
ˌstɛnəˈθɜːməl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THERMAL

thermaesthesia
thermal barrier
thermal baths
thermal blanket
thermal conductivity
thermal constant
thermal efficiency
thermal equator
thermal expansion
thermal imager
thermal imaging
thermal imaging camera
thermal imaging equipment
thermal imaging system
thermal neutrons
thermal noise
thermal paper
thermal power
thermal power station
thermal printer

WORDS THAT END LIKE THERMAL

angiospermal
dermal
echinodermal
ectodermal
electrodermal
endodermal
endothermal
epidermal
exothermal
formal
hypodermal
intradermal
mesodermal
monospermal
osteodermal
perispermal
phellodermal
subdermal
subepidermal
transdermal
vermal

Synonyms and antonyms of thermal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «thermal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THERMAL

Find out the translation of thermal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of thermal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «thermal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

热的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

térmico
570 millions of speakers

English

thermal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

थर्मल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحرارية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тепловой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

térmico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তপ্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

thermique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terma
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Thermal-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

熱の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

열의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Termal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhiệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெப்ப
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थर्मल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

termal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

termico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cieplna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

теплової
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

termic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θερμική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

termiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

termisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

termisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of thermal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THERMAL»

The term «thermal» is very widely used and occupies the 6.445 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about thermal

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9 QUOTES WITH «THERMAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word thermal.
1
David R. Brower
All I know about thermal pollution is that if we continue our present rate of growth in electrical energy consumption it will simply take, by the year 2000, all our freshwater streams to cool the generators and reactors.
2
Norman Foster
The most amazing lesson in aerodynamics I ever had was the day I climbed a thermal in a glider at the same time as an eagle. I witnessed, close up, effortlessness and lightness combined with strength, precision and determination.
3
Andy Hertzfeld
I did some products for the Apple II, most notably the first small low cost thermal printer, the Silent Type.
4
Will Hobbs
I've been collecting articles on extremophile bacteria for at least the last ten years. I find them fascinating, whether they live in boiling pools at Yellowstone, around thermal vents at the floors of the oceans, or on Mars, where NASA has been searching for them as the first evidence of life beyond Earth.
5
Vinod Khosla
You know, one of the great things about most renewable technologies - not every technology, but many of them - is the jobs have to be local. When you're talking about a power plant and power generation using solar thermal technology, the jobs will be where the plant is.
6
Max von Laue
For both reasons, owing to the thermal motion and to the working together of various wavelengths, factors arise which, in a similar manner to the structural factor, exert some influence upon the brightness of the interference points but not upon their location.
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William McDonough
I am very focused on large-scale deployments of renewable power and how we're going to get this done. Imagine our military bases covered with solar thermal collectors that could generate steam and electricity.
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Claude Nicollier
You can see these boxes which are covered with metal foils for thermal reasons, and they are also, most of the time, thermally controlled inside to keep reasonable temperature inside each of these containers.
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Wilhelm Wien
Since we can produce all types of light by means of hot bodies, we can ascribe, to the radiation in thermal equilibrium with hot bodies, the temperature of these bodies, and thus every radiation, even that issuing from a phosphorescent body, has a certain temperature for every colour.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THERMAL»

Discover the use of thermal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thermal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Thermal Delight in Architecture
Considerations given to thermal qualities in the design and construction of buildings worldwide and throughout history are examined in an attempt to show the importance of thermal qualities in effective building design
Lisa Heschong, 1979
2
Handbook of Thermal Spray Technology
It will serve as an introduction and guide for those new to thermal spray, and as a reference for specifiers and users of thermal spray coatings and thermal spray experts. Coverage encompasses basics of th
Joseph R. Davis, 2004
3
Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering
Thermodynamics And Thermal Engineering, A Core Text In Si Units, Meets The Complete Requirements Of The Students Of Mechanical Engineering In All Universities.
J.Selwin Rajadurai, 2003
4
Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems: A Guide for ...
This book is the most up-to-date examination of the themes, experiences and lessons learned from decentra
‎2005
5
ANSYS Workbench Tutorial: Structural & Thermal Analysis ...
Presents tutorials for the solid modeling, simulation, and optimization program ANSYS Workbench.
Kent L. Lawrence, 2010
6
Practical Applications of Infrared Thermal Sensing and ...
The second edition of this text was published in 1999, and since that time many improvements have taken place in instrumentation performance and versatility.
Herbert Kaplan, 2007
7
Thermal Adaptation: A Theoretical and Empirical Synthesis
This novel synthesis of theoretical and empirical work generates new insights about the process of thermal adaptation and points the way towards a more general theory.
Michael James Angilletta, 2009
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Essentials of Thermal Processing
This volume is a definitive modern-day reference for all those involved in thermal processing. It covers all of the essential information regarding the preservation of food products by heat.
Gary S. Tucker, Susan Featherstone, 2011
9
Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems, Second Edition
This edition also updates and enhances its coverage of important economic, safety, security, and environmental aspects and considerations.
Yogesh Jaluria, 2007
10
Thermal Analysis of Materials
Discussing the design and optimum use of thermal analysis instrumentation for materials' property measurement, this work details how the instruments work, what they measure, potential pitfalls and the fitting of experimental results to ...
Robert Speyer, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THERMAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term thermal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Yellowstone road closed due to thermal activity
Rangers temporarily closed Upper Terrace Drive near Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park to vehicles due to a new thermal feature that is ... «Great Falls Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Graphene: Thermal Conductivity Of Film Helps Cool Electronics
"Increased thermal capacity could lead to several new applications for graphene," concluded Johan Liu. "One example is the integration of graphene-based film ... «Science World Report, Jul 15»
3
New FLIR One thermal camera for iOS and Android lets you 'see' in …
The second-generation FLIR One is a $249 thermal camera for iOS (shown here) and Android devices that lets you see the heat signature emitted from things. «Mashable, Jun 15»
4
Firefight continues in Thermal, fire 85% contained
Firefighters continue to douse the remnants of the Harrison Fire, which has burned 80 acres of brush in Thermal after igniting Monday morning at Avenue 66 and ... «KESQ, Jun 15»
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BHEL Bags its Largest Order Worth Rs. 18000 Crore in Telangana
"BHEL has achieved a new landmark by securing the single largest order in its history for setting up a 4,000 MW (5x800 MW) supercritical thermal power project ... «NDTV, Jun 15»
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BAE Systems combines night vision goggles with thermal targeting
To simplify things, BAE Systems is developing a combination night vision and thermal imaging system that not only allows soldiers to rapidly acquire and ... «Gizmag, May 15»
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India's NTPC To Build Country's Biggest Thermal Power Plant In …
The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has joined hands with the government of the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand to build the country's ... «International Business Times, May 15»
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Watch Thermal Video Of A Lithium-Ion Battery Exploding
In the study, researchers were able to image a lithium-ion battery exploding for the first time using CT scans and thermal imaging. Previous studies examined ... «Popular Science, Apr 15»
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Delphi sells thermal division for $727 million
Delphi said Thursday it plans to sell its thermal business to Mahle GmbH for $727 million as part of the company's plan to focus on core products and technology ... «Detroit Free Press, Feb 15»
10
Thermal vision microwave shows when your food is cooked just right
An infrared lens is planted on the ceiling of the microwave, streaming a thermal, birds eye view of your dish to a display where you would normally find the ... «Gizmag, Feb 15»

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