Latent heat

Definition of Latent heat

(Physics) that quantity of heat which disappears or becomes concealed in a body while producing some change in it other than rise of temperature, as fusion, evaporation, or expansion, the quantity being constant for each particular body and for each species of change; the amount of heat required to produce a change of phase.

See also: Latent

Related Words

heat, heat energy, heat of condensation, heat of fusion, heat of solidification, heat of sublimation, heat of transformation, heat of vaporisation, heat of vaporization
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