cryogenics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: circa 1934 a branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures

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  • cryogenics — [kri΄ō jen′iks, krī΄əjen′iks] n. [ CRYOGEN + ICS] the science that deals with the production of very low temperatures and their effect on the properties of matter cryogenic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Cryogenics — For cryopreservation/resuscitation, see Cryonics. For the band, see Cryogenic (band). In physics, cryogenics is the study of the production of very low temperature (below −150 °C, −238 °F or 123 K) and the behavior of materials at those… …   Wikipedia

  • cryogenics — /kruy euh jen iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of physics that deals with very low temperatures. [1955 60; CRYO + GENICS] * * * Study and use of low temperature phenomena. The cryogenic temperature range is from 238°F ( 150°C) to… …   Universalium

  • cryogenics — [[t]kra͟ɪoʊʤe̱nɪks[/t]] N PLURAL (The form cryogenic is used as a modifier.) Cryogenics is a branch of physics that studies what happens to things at extremely low temperatures …   English dictionary

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  • cryogenics — noun a) The science and technology of the production of very low temperatures. b) The scientific study of low temperature phenomena. See Also: cryo , genic, ics …   Wiktionary

  • cryogenics — The science concerned with the production and effects of very low temperatures, particularly temperatures in the range of liquid helium (<4.25 K). [cryo + G. gen, producing] * * * cryo·gen·ics iks n pl but sing or pl in constr a branch of… …   Medical dictionary

  • cryogenics — Synonyms and related words: Newtonian physics, absolute zero, acoustics, adiabatic absorption, adiabatic demagnetization, adiabatic expansion, aerophysics, air conditioning, air cooling, algidity, applied physics, astrophysics, basic conductor… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cryogenics — cry|o|gen|ics [ˌkraıəˈdʒenıks] n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: cryogen substance producing low temperatures (19 21 centuries), from Greek kryo (from kryos very cold ) + English gen producing (from Greek genes born )] the scientific study of very… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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