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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ther·mal /ˈθɝməl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ther·mal /ˈθɝməl/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ther·mal a.
 1. Of or pertaining to heat; warm; hot; as, the thermal unit; thermal waters.
    The thermal condition of the earth.   --J. D. Forbes.
 Thermal conductivity, Thermal spectrum. See under Conductivity, and Spectrum.
 Thermal unit Physics, a unit chosen for the comparison or calculation of quantities of heat. The unit most commonly employed is the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram or one pound of water from zero to one degree Centigrade. See Calorie, and under Unit.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: relating to or associated with heat; "thermal movements of
             molecules"; "thermal capacity"; "thermic energy"; "the
             caloric effect of sunlight" [syn: thermic, caloric]
             [ant: nonthermal]
      2: of or relating to hot a hot spring; "thermal water"
      3: caused by or designed to retain heat; "a thermal burn";
         "thermal underwear"
      n : rising current of warm air