Stirling cycle

Stir·​ling cycle | \ˈstər|liŋ-, -tə̄|, -təi|, |lēŋ-\

Definition of Stirling cycle 

: a cycle for an air engine using a regenerator and having for its indicator diagram two isothermals and two lines of constant volume

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History and Etymology for Stirling cycle

after Robert Stirling †1878 Scottish engineer

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