adi·​a·​bat | \ ˈa-dē-ə-ˌbat \
variants: or less commonly adiabatic \ ˌa-​dē-​ə-​ˈba-​tik How to pronounce adiabat (audio) , ˌā-​ˌdī-​ə-​ \
plural -s

Definition of adiabat

: a curve or line plotted using coordinates selected to represent the pressure and volume or the temperature and entropy of matter during an adiabatic process

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First Known Use of adiabat

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adiabat

adiabat, back-formation from adiabatic, adjective; adiabatic, from adiabatic, adjective

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“Adiabat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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