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thermal meaning

EN[ˈθɝməl] [-ɜː(ɹ)məl]
WThermal
  • A thermal column (or thermal) is a column of rising air in the lower altitudes of Earth's atmosphere.
  • The warmer air near the surface expands, becoming less dense than the surrounding air. The lighter air rises and cools due to its expansion in the lower pressure at higher altitudes.
  • The size and strength of thermals are influenced by the properties of the lower atmosphere (the troposphere). 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.
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    Definition of thermal in English Dictionary

  • NounPLthermalsPREthe-
    1. (meteorology) A column of rising air in the lower atmosphere created by uneven heating of Earth's surface.
    2. Adjective
      1. Pertaining to heat or temperature.
        1. 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.
      2. (fabric) Providing efficient insulation so as to keep the body warm.
        1. Caused, brought about by heat.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • 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.
            • It features the crossover from a prequench to a prethermal state, finally evolving towards a thermal state on increasing length and time scales.
            • Here, we report a magnetic study of an unshocked ancient rock with a well-constrained thermal history, troctolite 76535.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Adjectives by inflection type
              • Irregular adjectives
                • Collateral adjectives
              • Uncomparable adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
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              1. fr thermal
              2. en thermals
              3. fr thermale
              4. fr thermales
              5. en thermally
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              Meaning of thermal for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "thermal" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjectives by inflection type and an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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