Heat vs. Temperature

Main Difference

People often use the terms heat and temperature interchangeably without actually understanding between both of them. It should be kept noted that both these concepts are studied in the science, and are interrelated to each other. In other words, we can say that temperature is the subset of the heat; this can be further elaborated by defining both these concepts. Heat is the overall energy, either kinetic or potential energy possessed by the body. On the other hand, the temperature is the measure of the heat intensity present in the body. The transfer of heat energy from the one body to the other takes place due to the difference in temperature of the bodies. It should be kept noted here that heat energy travels from a hotter object to the cooler object.

Heat vs. Temperature — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Heat and Temperature

Heat vs. Temperature

Heat is the total amount of energy i.e. kinetic and potential energy possessed by the body. On the other hand, the temperature is the measure of heat intensity of the body/object.

Heat vs. Temperature

The heat is the measure of both the energy’s within an object, either kinetic or potential energy. Contrary to this, the temperature is the measure of the average kinetic energy possessed by the object.

Heat vs. Temperature

The heat transmission takes from hotter object to the cooler object, whereas temperature rises or falls with a change in the heat as it is directly dependent on heat.

Heat vs. Temperature

The SI unit of heat is Joules while SI unit of temperatures is Kelvin.

Heat vs. Temperature

The calorimeter is used to measure the heat of the object, whereas thermometer is used to measure the temperature.

Heat vs. Temperature

Heat is denoted using the symbol ‘Q,' whereas symbol ‘T’ represents the temperature.

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Heatnoun

(uncountable) Thermal energy.

This furnace puts out 5000 BTUs of heat.That engine is really throwing off some heat.Removal of heat from the liquid caused it to turn into a solid.

Temperaturenoun

(obsolete) The state or condition of being tempered or moderated.

Heatnoun

(uncountable) The condition or quality of being hot.

Stay out of the heat of the sun!

Temperaturenoun

The balance of humours in the body, or one's character or outlook as considered determined from this; temperament.

Heatnoun

(uncountable) An attribute of a spice that causes a burning sensation in the mouth.

The chili sauce gave the dish heat.

Temperaturenoun

A measure of cold or heat, often measurable with a thermometer.

The boiling temperature of pure water is 100 degrees Celsius.
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Heatnoun

(uncountable) A period of intensity, particularly of emotion.

It's easy to make bad decisions in the heat of the moment.

Temperaturenoun

An elevated body temperature, as present in fever and many illnesses.

You have a temperature; I think you should stay home today. You’re sick.

Heatnoun

(uncountable) An undesirable amount of attention.

The heat from her family after her DUI arrest was unbearable.

Temperaturenoun

The temperature(1) of the immediate environment.

The temperature dropped nearly 20 degrees; it went from hot to cold.

Heatnoun

The police.

The heat! Scram!

Temperaturenoun

(thermodynamics) A property of macroscopic amounts of matter that serves to gauge the average intensity of the random actual motions of the individually mobile particulate constituents. [http://arxiv.org/pdf/physics/0004055]

Heatnoun

One or more firearms.

Temperaturenoun

the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

Heatnoun

A fastball.

The catcher called for the heat, high and tight.

Temperaturenoun

the somatic sensation of cold or heat

Heatnoun

(uncountable) A condition where a mammal is aroused sexually or where it is especially fertile and therefore eager to mate.

The male canines were attracted by the female in heat.

Heatnoun

(countable) A preliminary race, used to determine the participants in a final race

The runner had high hopes, but was out of contention after the first heat.

Heatnoun

(countable) One cycle of bringing metal to maximum temperature and working it until it is too cool to work further.

I can make a scroll like that in a single heat.

Heatnoun

(countable) A hot spell.

The children stayed indoors during this year's summer heat.

Heatnoun

(uncountable) Heating system; a system that raises the temperature of a room or building.

I'm freezing; could you turn on the heat?

Heatnoun

(uncountable) The output of a heating system.

During the power outage we had no heat because the controls are electric.Older folks like more heat than the young.

Heatnoun

In omegaverse fan fiction, a cyclical period in which alphas and omegas experience an intense, sometimes irresistible biological urge to mate.

Heatverb

(transitive) To cause an increase in temperature of (an object or space); to cause to become hot often with "up".

I'll heat up the water.

Heatverb

(intransitive) To become hotter.

There's a pot of soup heating on the stove.

Heatverb

To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.

Heatverb

To excite ardour in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.

Heatverb

To arouse, to excite (sexually).

The massage heated her up.

Heatnoun

a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature

Heatnoun

the presence of heat

Heatnoun

the sensation caused by heat energy

Heatnoun

intense passion or emotion

Heatnoun

applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity

Heatnoun

a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race

Heatnoun

utility to warm a building;

the heating system wasn't workingthey have radiant heating

Heatverb

make hot or hotter;

heat the soup

Heatverb

provide with heat;

heat the house

Heatverb

arouse or excite feelings and passions;

The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poorThe refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the worldWake old feelings of hatred

Heatverb

gain heat or get hot;

The room heated up quickly

Comparison Chart

HeatTemperature
Heat is the total amount of energy i.e. kinetic and potential energy possessed by the body.The temperature is the measure of heat intensity of the body/object.
Measure
The heat is the measure of both the energy’s within an object, either kinetic or potential.The temperature is the measure of the average kinetic energy possessed by the object.
Transfer
The heat transmission takes from hotter object to the cooler object.Temperature rises or falls with a change in the heat as it is directly dependent on heat.
SI Unit
JoulesKelvin
Device
CalorimeterThermometer
Symbol
'Q''T'

What is Heat?

Heat is the form of energy, which is the measure of the total amount of energy possessed by the object. The heat energy gets higher or lower all because of the movement of smaller particles like atoms, ions or molecules within the body. As we know that the object either solid, liquid or gas comprises of microscopic particles like atoms, molecules or ions; the movement of such particles make up the total heat energy of the body. When we talk about the energy in the case of heat; it is the total energy of the body i.e. kinetic energy and the potential energy. The heat energy gets transferred from one object to the other object due to the difference in the temperatures. The heat always flows from the hotter object to the cooler object. The measurement of heat energy is done in the units like calorie or joules using the calorie meter or any other similar device. The exchange of heat can mainly take place through three ways: conduction, reduction, and radiation. The transmission of heat energy taking place between two bodies without the movement of the material is known as the conduction. On the other hand, the heat energy taking place due to the movement of the subatomic particle is known as the convection.

What is Temperature?

Temperature is the measure of the heat intensity of the body; in other words, we can say that temperature is the average kinetic energy possessed by the body. It should be noted that the temperature is the subset of the heat and it is directly dependent on the amount of heat. It can be further expected, when the object is heated the temperature of the object increases, and when the object is cooled the temperature decreases. The temperature is the average amount of kinetic energy possessed by the body; it has nothing to do with the size and the type of the body. Other than the average measure of kinetic energy, the temperature also evaluates the speed of the atoms and molecules of the object. The thermometer is the apparatus used to measure the temperature, and it is denoted using the units like Kelvin, Fahrenheit, and Celsius.