cryogenics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
cryo·​gen·​ics | \ ˌkrī-ə-ˈje-niks How to pronounce cryogenics (audio) \

Definition of cryogenics

: a branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures

Examples of cryogenics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a seeming paradox, atoms trapped with lasers can be cooled to micro-Kelvin temperature within the QPU without cryogenics or other refrigeration — further supporting the inherent scalability of this approach. Paul Lipman, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 After decades of operations, McLaughlin says, the area has become home to extremely talented engineers with valuable expertise in cryogenics, receivers, and other machinery necessary to keep a giant telescope running. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, 4 Dec. 2020 For a long time, this has been extreme cooling—like approaching absolute zero with million-dollar cryogenics extreme. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of cryogenics

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryogenics

cryogen(ic) + -ics

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“Cryogenics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryogenics. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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cryogenics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
cryo·​gen·​ics | \ -iks How to pronounce cryogenics (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryogenics

: a branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures

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