# Definition of "k-value" [k-value]

- (noun) thermal conductivity; the time of rate of heat flow through a unit area of a homogeneous material in a direction perpendicular to isothermal planes induced by a unit temperature gradient. In English (inch-pound) units of measurement; it is the number of BTUs that pass through a 1 inch thickness of a square foot sample of material in 1 hour with a temperature difference between the two sufraces of 1 degree F.

## Use "k-value" in a sentence

- "The reciprocal value is the thermal transmittance U. (The U-value corresponds with the k-value in the German system)"
- "NMR spectroscopy has been used for accurate determination of k-value, which is an indicator of freshness of fish."
- "(k-values of different materials see Appendix 5.1) (The k-value corresponds with l in the German system)"