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English definition of “therm”

therm

noun [C]     /θɜːm/ MEASURES, NATURAL RESOURCES
a unit of heat used for measuring a gas supply: Most of the contracts that British Gas signed are priced at around 20 pence per therm.
(Definition of therm noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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