noun the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
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(thur″mo-di-nam´iks) the branch of science dealing with heat, work, and energy, their interconversion, and problems related thereto.
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• (n.) The science which treats of the mechanical action or relations of heat.
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science of the relationship between heat, work, temperature, and energy. In broad terms, thermodynamics deals with the transfer of energy from one ... [22 related articles]
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thermodynamics, thermodynamical, thermodynamically 1. The branch of physicochemical science concerned with heat and energy and their conversions one into the other involving mechanical work. 2. The branch science which is concerned with the study of energy and with the relationship of heat transfer ...
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Thermodynamics is the branch of physical science concerned with heat and its relation to other forms of energy and work. It defines macroscopic variables (such as temperature, entropy, and pressure) that describe average properties of material bodies and radiation, and explains how they are related...
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Study of the processes that involve the transformation of heat into mechanical work, of mechanical work into heat, or the flow of heat from a hotter body to a colder body.
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A study of the transformation of energy from one form to another, and its practical application. (see Law(s) of Thermodynamics above).
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The study of the relationships between heat and mechanical energy. Developed in the 19th century, the laws of thermodynamics describe aspects of heat, work, energy, entropy, and their mutual evolution in a physical system.
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The study of the transformation of energy from one form to another, and its practical application.
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thermodynamics, branch of science concerned with the nature of heat and its conversion to mechanical, electric, and chemical energy. Historically, it grew out of efforts to construct more efficient heat engines—devices for extracting useful work from expanding hot gases.Sections in this articl...
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Thermodynamics is the study of the laws that govern the conversion of energy from one form to another, the direction in which heat will flow, and the availability of energy to do work. It is based on the concept that in an isolated system anywhere in the universe there is a measurable quantity of en...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ther′mō-dī-nam′iks Definitions: 1. The branch of physicochemical science concerned with heat and energy and their conversions one into the other involving mechanical work. 2. The study of the flow of heat.
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