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Definition of the noun heating

What does heating mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: heatings

  1. the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
    • lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
    • synonym of heating: warming
    • more generic term: temperature change = a process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes
    • more specific terms:
      • boiling = the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
      • global warming = an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere
      • induction heating = the heating of a conducting material caused by an electric current induced in it
      • overheating = excessive heating
      • radiant heating = heating a building by radiation from panels containing hot water or electrical heaters
      • melting / thawing / melt / thaw = the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
  2. utility to warm a building
    • examples: the heating system wasn't working | they have radiant heating
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of heating: heat / heating plant / heating system
    • more generic word: utility = a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal
    • more specific terms:
      • central heating = a heating system in which air or water is heated at a central furnace and sent through the building via vents or pipes and radiators
      • gas heat = heating system that burns natural gas
      • panel heating = heating system consisting of wall or floor or baseboard or ceiling panels containing electric conductors or heating pipes
      • steam heating / steam heat = a heating system in which steam is generated in boilers and piped to radiators
    • part of: building / edifice = a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
    • parts:
      • steam boiler / boiler = sealed vessel where water is converted to steam
      • radiator = heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings

Alternative definition of the noun heating


  1. A system that raises the temperature of a room or building. Confer heater.

Definition of the adjective heating

What does heating mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Causing heat.

Phrases with heating

Phrases starting with the word heating:

  1. heating oil
  2. heating pad
  3. heating plant
  4. heating system
  5. heating element
  6. heating surface

Phrases ending with the word heating:

  1. panel heating
  2. Space Heating
  3. steam heating
  4. central heating
  5. radiant heating
  6. District heating
  7. Isobaric Heating
  8. induction heating
  9. dielectric heating

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for heating

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Google previewThe Canadian Patent Office Record and Register of Copyrights and Trade Marks (1906)

e-ceiver or hearth being longitudinally recessed and forming a trough-like bottom for the furnace and being located helow the said heating means and adapted to receive both the reduced ...

Google previewThe Complete Spa Manual for Homeowners (2010)

A Step-by-step Maintenance and Therapy Guide by Dan Hardy

Electric heating is the most expensive, followed by propane or natural gas heating. Wood heating is the most cost efficient because the source of the heat — wood — is inexpensive. Checking with your local pool and spa stores will help you ...

Google previewHeat Transfer in Industrial Combustion (2000)

by Charles E. Baukal, Jr.

OVENS AND DRYERS An important consideration for the choice of the type of oven or dryer for a specific application depends on whether direct or indirect heating is needed.1 Direct heating means the product is exposed directly to the ...

Google previewEdexcel A Level Physics Student (2015)

by Tim Akrill, Graham George

Heating is the process by which energy is transferred by conduction, convection or radiation from a higher temperature to a lower temperature. A definition...

Google previewHeating versus Cooling in Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies (2007)

Proceedings of the MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference held in Garching, Germany, 6-11 August 2006 by Hans Böhringer, Gabriel W. Pratt, Alexis Finoguenov, Peter Schuecker

AGN heating is a natural vehicle to provide the coupling [4]. It has been established that the energy released by AGN at the centers of cooling flows is sufficient to have a significant impact on the cooling gas [5, 2]. Not only are the energies from ...

Google previewGeochemical Kinetics (2008)

by Youxue Zhang

-shape of the Cp versus T curve upon heating is a kinetic phenomenon. Furthermore, it shows that the heat capacity curve upon heating depends on the thermal history of the glass being heated up, ...

Google previewThe Weather Almanac (2011)

A Reference Guide to Weather, Climate, and Related Issues in the United States and Its Key Cities by Steven L. Horstmeyer

Solar process heating refers to the use of a variety of technologies in industrial buildings. Some of the technologies are too expensive for residential uses, but solar process heating encompasses the use of PV technology, the primary ...

Google previewLocomotive Dictionary (1916)

Tractive Efl'ort X Diameter Drivers + Heating Surface..963.00 Tractive Efiort X Diameter Drivers + Equivalent Heating ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1989)

Volume 32 - Offshore Production Platform: Utility Systems to Optimization Techniques: Joint Process Units and Utility System by John J. McKetta Jr

Heating Medium System Depending on the process requirements, there are several options available for selecting a heating medium system. On the basis of data available at wellhead conditions, the process engineers should decide in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering (Print) (2003)

by Dennis R. Heldman

Stoforos Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece INTRODUCTION When a product at an initial temperature 7"IT is suddenly exposed to a heating or cooling environment, a significant immediate change in product ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Building Services (2013)

by David Kut

process requires the heating of the refuse in a retort in the absence of oxygen at temperatures ranging between 500 and 1000°C, the actual required temperature being a function of the specific processing method and of the required end ...

Google previewSturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building (1989)

An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis

Heating. Depending on the class of apartments either all the holding or only the pnhlie parts are heated by the owner. Where the entire building is heated, low pressure steam or hot water with direct mdiation is nsed. Where only the halls are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Everyday Inventions (2003)

by David John Cole, Eve Browning, Fred E. H. Schroeder

A third problem was that until electric appliance plugs developed in the mid- 1920s, the heating devices had to be wired into the household current or screwed into an electric light socket. Another problem was achieving precise heat control, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Energy-efficient Building Design (1977)

391 Practical Case Studies by Kaiman Lee


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Quotes about heating

We have a group of friends of the museum who try to raise, if they can, periodically something to help us. Of course, the main thing about a building like this is its upkeep. It needs central heating and it needs central air conditioning. (Katherine Dunham)
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Scrabble value of H4E1A1T1I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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