thermodynamic cycle


: a succession of processes in a substance which involve changes especially in temperature, pressure, density, and entropy, which result in the return of the substance to its original condition, and in which the substance acts in general as a means of transformation of energy compare carnot cycle

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“Thermodynamic cycle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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