Stirling cycle

noun

Stir·​ling cycle
ˈstər|liŋ-,
-tə̄|,
-təi|,
|lēŋ-
: a cycle for an air engine using a regenerator and having for its indicator diagram two isothermals and two lines of constant volume

Word History

Etymology

after Robert Stirling †1878 Scottish engineer

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“Stirling cycle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stirling%20cycle. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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