Synonyms

1. BTU

noun. a unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour.

Synonyms

  • energy unit
  • work unit
  • kW-hr
  • Board of Trade unit
  • heat unit
  • watt-hour

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2. BTU

noun. a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories.

Synonyms

  • energy unit
  • work unit
  • heat unit
  • B.Th.U.
  • British thermal unit

Example sentences of the word btu


1. Noun, singular or mass
If the steam flow is 1,000 pounds per hour, then the total heat input per hour is 794,000 btu.

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