Definitions for TOGtɒg
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dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel(verb)
provide with clothes or put clothes on
"Parents must feed and dress their child"
1837-39, Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist,
A unit of thermal resistance, being ten times the temperature difference (in u00B0C) between the two surfaces of a material when the flow of heat is equal to one watt per square metre
Origin: From toga, "cloack" or "mantle". It started being used by thieves and vagabonds with the noun togman, which was an old slang word for "cloack". By the 1700s the noun "tog" was used as a short form for "togman", and it was being used for "coat", and before 1800 the word started to mean "clothing". The verb "tog" came out after a short period of time and became a popular word which meant to dress up.
The tog is a measure of thermal resistance of a unit area, also known as thermal insulance, commonly used in the textile industry, and often seen quoted on, for example, duvets and carpet underlay. The Shirley Institute in Manchester, England developed the tog as an easy-to-follow alternative to the SI unit of m²K/W. The name comes from the informal word "togs" for clothing which itself was probably derived from the word toga, a Roman garment. The basic unit of insulation coefficient is the RSI,. 1 tog = 0.1 RSI. There is also a clo clothing unit equivalent to 0.155 RSI or 1.55 tog. A tog is 0.1 m²K/W. In other words, the thermal resistance in togs is equal to ten times the temperature difference between the two surfaces of a material, when the flow of heat is equal to one watt per square metre. British duvets are sold in steps of 1.5 tog from 4.5 tog to 15 tog. The stated values are minimal, actual values may be up to 3 tog higher. A few manufacturers have marketed combined duvet sets consisting of two duvets; one of approximately 4.5 tog and one of approximately 9.0 tog. These can be used individually as summer and spring/autumn. When joined together using press studs around the edges, or Velcro strips across each of the corners, they become a 13.5 tog winter duvet and as such can be made to suit all seasons.
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