thermodynamic
also thermodynamical adjective Date: 1849 1. of or relating to thermodynamics 2. being or relating to a system of atoms, molecules, colloidal particles, or larger bodies considered as an isolated group in the study of thermodynamic processes • thermodynamically adverb

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  • Thermodynamic — Ther mo*dy*nam ic, a. [Thermo + dynamic.] (Physics) Relating to thermodynamics; caused or operated by force due to the application of heat. [1913 Webster] {Thermodynamic function}. See {Heat weight}, under {Heat}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thermodynamic — (adj.) 1849, from THERMO (Cf. thermo ) + DYNAMIC (Cf. dynamic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thermodynamic — [thʉr΄mō dī nam′ik] adj. 1. of or having to do with thermodynamics 2. caused or operated by heat converted into motive power thermodynamically adv …   English World dictionary

  • thermodynamic — ther·mo·dy·nam·ic .thər mō dī nam ik, də also ther·mo·dy·nam·i·cal i kəl adj 1) of or relating to thermodynamics 2) being or relating to a system of atoms, molecules, colloidal particles, or larger bodies considered as an isolated group in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • thermodynamic — thermodynamics ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ the branch of science concerned with the relations between heat and other forms of energy involved in physical and chemical processes. DERIVATIVES thermodynamic adjective thermodynamically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • thermodynamic — adjective of or concerned with thermodynamics (Freq. 2) the thermodynamic limit • Syn: ↑thermodynamical • Pertains to noun: ↑thermodynamics (for: ↑thermodynamical), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thermodynamic — thermodynamically, adv. /therr moh duy nam ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to thermodynamics. 2. using or producing heat. Also, thermodynamical. [1840 50; THERMO + DYNAMIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • thermodynamic — adjective a) of, or relating to the conversion of heat into other forms of energy b) of, or relating to thermodynamics …   Wiktionary

  • thermodynamic — ther|mo|dy|nam|ic [ ,θɜrmoudaı næmık ] adjective SCIENCE relating to the ways in which heat can be changed into other forms of energy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thermodynamic — adj. of thermodynamics, of the study of transforming heat to other forms of energy …   English contemporary dictionary

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