kinetic theory of heat

kinetic theory of heat
noun
a theory that the temperature of a body increases when kinetic energy increases

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Physics.
a theory that the temperature of a body is determined by the average kinetic energy of its particles and that an inflow of heat increases this energy.
[1860-65]

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kinetic theory of heat,
the theory that the temperature of a body is equivalent to the average kinetic energy of its constituent molecules, and that additional heat results in an increase in this energy.

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