**Latent heat** is energy released or absorbed, by a body or a thermodynamic system, during a constant-temperature process. An example is latent heat of fusion for a phase change, melting, at a specified temperature and pressure. The term was introduced around 1762 by Scottish chemist Joseph Black. It is derived from the Latin latere (to lie hidden). Black used the term in the context of calorimetry where a heat transfer caused a volume change while the thermodynamic system's temperature was constant. Wikipedia, Latent Heat

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**expanding heat death universe**
**Heat**
**HEAT - Snell**
**heat death**
**heat engine**
**HEAT FROM VIBRATION**
**heat life**
**heat multiplication**
**heat of resistance to tension**
**heat resistance**
**latent**
**Latent Element**
**Latent Energy**
**Latent Force**
**Latent Force and Theory of Vibratory Lift for Airships**
**Latent Force in Interstitial Spaces**
**LATENT FORCE IN INTERSTITIAL SPACES - ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION - MOLECULAR DISSOCIATION**
**LATENT FORCE IN INTERSTITIAL SPACES - Snell**
**latent neutral**
**Law of Heat**
**multiplication of heat**
**specific heat**
**WHAT IS HEAT**
**12.29 - Origin and Nature of Heat**
**12.31 - Heat Generated Through Resistance to Compression**
**16.26 - Magnetism is Liberated Latent Power in Iron**
**7B.14 - Latent Force**
**7B.19 - Light and Heat**