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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“Stirling cycle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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