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thermal contact (uncountable)
- (thermodynamics) A state in which two or more systems can exchange thermal energy.
2004, Bruno Linder, chapter 2, Thermodynamics and Introductory Statistical Mechanics, ISBN 0471474592, page 13:
- When objects are brought into thermal contact, the macroscopic properties may initially change but after some time no further changes will occur.