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Key Terms: Heat Transfer

Term Definition
conduction a passage through a conductor
convection a motion in a fluid in which the warmer portions rise and cooler portions sink
radiation the action or process of radiating
temperature the degree of hotness or coldness of something by a thermometer
matter Something that occupies space and has mass
energy usable power
heat a form of energy that causes substances to rise in temperature or to go through such as melting, evaporation or expansion
insulator a material that is a poor conductor of heat or electricity or a device made of such material
dissolve to mix or cause to mix with a liquid so that the result is a liquid that is the same throughout
solvent a liquid substance capable of dissolving one or more substances

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