diathermancy


diathermancy
/daɪəˈθɜmənsi/ (say duyuh'thermuhnsee)

noun
the property of transmitting radiant heat; quality of being diathermanous.
{French diathermansie, from dia- dia- + Greek thermansis heating}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • diathermancy — [dī΄ə thʉr′mən sē] n. [Fr diathermansie < Gr dia , through + thermansis, a heating] the property of transmitting infrared or heat rays diathermanous adj …   English World dictionary

  • Diathermancy — The Amazon river delta showing no clouds above river waters because water is not a diathermanous fluid Diathermancy is the property of some fluids to get sun rays through them without being heated. Therefore, a diathermanous fluid is Permeable by …   Wikipedia

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  • diathermancy — noun The condition of being diathermic …   Wiktionary

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  • diathermancy — n. quality of transmitting heat as electromagnetic radiation (Physics); state of being diathermic (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diathermancy — di·a·ther·man·cy …   English syllables

  • diathermancy — n. the quality of transmitting radiant heat. Derivatives: diathermic adj. diathermous adj. Etymology: F diathermansie f. Gk dia through + thermansis heating: assim. to ANCY …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diathermaneity — Diathermancy Di a*ther man*cy, Diathermaneity Di a*ther ma*ne i*ty, n. [See {Diathermanous}.] The property of transmitting radiant heat; the quality of being diathermous. Melloni. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English