# Definitions and Synonyms of *heat unit* | Another word for *heat unit* | What is *heat unit? *

*Definition 1: a unit of measurement for work - [noun denoting quantity]*

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*(**heat unit* is a kind of ...) any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange

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*"the dollar is the United States unit of currency"**"a unit of wheat is a bushel"**"change per unit volume"*### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) a unit of work equal to the work done by one horsepower in one hour

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) a unit of work equal to a force of one poundal moving through a distance of one foot

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) 2240 foot-pounds

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) a unit of work equal to a force of one pound moving through a distance of one foot

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) a unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) a unit of energy equal to the power of one watt operating for one hour

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) a unit of heat equal to 100,000 British thermal units

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) a unit of energy equal to the work done by an electron accelerated through a potential difference of 1 volt

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) a cgs unit of work or energy; the work done by a force of one dyne acting over a distance of one centimeter

### (... is a kind of *heat unit* ) a unit of work equal to the work done by a one kilogram force operating through a distance of one meter

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