Definitions for radiatorˈreɪ diˌeɪ tər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ra•di•a•torˈreɪ diˌeɪ tər(n.)
any of various heating devices, as a series or coil of pipes through which steam or hot water passes.
a person or thing that radiates.
a device constructed from thin-walled tubes and metal fins, used for cooling circulating water, as in an automobile engine.
Category: Thermodynamics, Automotive
Origin of radiator:
any object that radiates energy
heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings
a mechanism consisting of a metal honeycomb through which hot fluids circulate; heat is transferred from the fluid through the honeycomb to the airstream that is created either by the motion of the vehicle or by a fan
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
radiator(noun)ˈreɪ diˌeɪ tər
a device that gives out heat in a building
old-fashioned metal radiators
radiatorˈreɪ diˌeɪ tər
the cooling device in an engine
a leaking radiator
Anything which radiates or emits rays.
(Automotive) A device that lowers engine coolant temperature by conducting heat to the air, through metal fins.
(Buildings) A finned metal fixture that carries hot water or steam in order to heat a room.
A type of antenna.
that which radiates or emits rays, whether of light or heat; especially, that part of a heating apparatus from which the heat is radiated or diffused; as, a steam radiator
Radiators are heat exchangers used to transfer thermal energy from one medium to another for the purpose of cooling and heating. The majority of radiators are constructed to function in automobiles, buildings, and electronics. The radiator is always a source of heat to its environment, although this may be for either the purpose of heating this environment, or for cooling the fluid or coolant supplied to it, as for engine cooling. Despite the name, radiators generally transfer the bulk of their heat via convection, not by thermal radiation, though the term "convector" is used more narrowly; see radiation and convection, below. The Roman hypocaust, a type of radiator for building space heating, was described in 15 AD. The heating radiator was invented by Franz San Galli, a Polish-born Russian businessman living in St. Petersburg, between 1855 and 1857.
Translations for radiator
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of apparatus for heating a room.
- رادياتور: جِهاز تَدْفِئَهArabic
- aquecedorPortuguese (BR)
- topné tělesoCzech
- der HeizkörperGerman
- بخاری؛ رادیاتورFarsi
- מַקרֵן חוֹםHebrew
- उष्मा संचालक हीटरHindi
- alat pemanasIndonesian
- بخاری؛ رادیاتورPersian
- ريډيټر(هغه اله چه دتودولو اوسړولودپاره استعماليږىPashto
- vyhrievacie teleso / zariadenieSlovak
- kalorifer, radyatörTurkish
- 暖氣裝置Chinese (Trad.)
- радіатор; батареяUkrainian
- گرمتابہ جو کمرے کو گرم کرنے کے کام آتا ہےUrdu
- lò sưởiVietnamese
- 暖气装置, ，散热器, ，暖气片Chinese (Simp.)
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