WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
heat capac′ity, [Thermodynam.]
  1. Thermodynamicsthe heat required to raise the temperature of a substance one degree. Cf. specific heat.
  • 1900–05

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
heat capacity n
  1. the heat required to raise the temperature of a substance by unit temperature interval under specified conditions, usually measured in joules per kelvin. Symbol: Cp (for constant pressure) or Cv (for constant volume)
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