Heater


Heater

A heater is any object that emits heat or causes another body to achieve a higher temperature. In a household or domestic setting, heaters are commonly used to generate heating (ie. warmth).

Types of heaters

*Block heater
*Cathy heater
*Central heater
*Convector heater
*Dielectric heater
*District heater
*Electric heater
*Fan heater
*Flameless ration heater
*Gas heater
*Geothermal heater
*Heating pad
*Hydronic heater
*Induction heater
*Infrared heater
*Kerosene heater
*Oil heater
*Pre Heater
*Radioisotope heater unit
*Salamander heater
*Solar furnace
*Solar heater
*Space heater
*Storage heater
*Underfloor heating
*Water heater (see also Aquarium heater)
*Wood heater


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  • heater — c.1500, of persons, agent noun from HEAT (Cf. heat). Of devices, from 1660s. Baseball slang meaning “fastball” is attested by 1985 …   Etymology dictionary

  • heater — ► NOUN 1) a device for heating something. 2) N. Amer. informal, dated a gun …   English terms dictionary

  • heater — [hēt′ər] n. 1. an apparatus for heating or warming a room, car, water, etc.; stove, furnace, radiator, etc. 2. a person whose work is to heat something 3. in an electron tube, an element set inside the cathode and heated by an electric current so …   English World dictionary

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  • heater — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ convector (BrE), fan (esp. BrE), storage (BrE) ▪ portable ▪ electric, gas, kerosene (esp. AmE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • heater */ — UK [ˈhiːtə(r)] / US [ˈhɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms heater : singular heater plural heaters a piece of equipment used for making a place warm or for heating water a water heater …   English dictionary


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