What does BTU mean in Physics?

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British Thermal Unit

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British thermal unit, BTU, B.Th.U.(noun)
a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories

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