thermal loss

Definitions

Electronics

  • A decrease in the amount of heat in a body or region. This may be accomplished, for instance, through the use of heat sinks or fans. Heat is transferred from a hotter body or medium to a colder body or medium.
  • The loss of another form of energy through its conversion into heat energy. For instance, losses due the heating effect. Also called dissipation (1).
  • synonymthermal dissipation
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