Definitions of heating
  1. noun
    the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
    synonyms: warming
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    the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
    global warming
    an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
    induction heating
    the heating of a conducting material caused by an electric current induced in it
    excessive heating
    radiant heating
    heating a building by radiation from panels containing hot water or electrical heaters
    melt, melting, thaw, thawing
    the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    decoction mashing, decoction process
    (brewing) a process in which part of the mash is removed and boiled and then returned
    meltdown, nuclear meltdown
    severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping
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    temperature change
    a process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes
  2. noun
    utility to warm a building
    “the heating system wasn't working”
    “they have radiant heating
    synonyms: heat, heating plant, heating system
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    central heating
    a heating system in which air or water is heated at a central furnace and sent through the building via vents or pipes and radiators
    gas heat
    heating system that burns natural gas
    panel heating
    heating system consisting of wall or floor or baseboard or ceiling panels containing electric conductors or heating pipes
    steam heat, steam heating
    a heating system in which steam is generated in boilers and piped to radiators
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    a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal
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