thermodynamics

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction ther·mo·dy·nam·ics \-miks\

Definition of thermodynamics

  1. 1 :  physics that deals with the mechanical action or relations of heat

  2. 2 :  thermodynamic processes and phenomena

thermodynamicist

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First Known Use of thermodynamics

1854


THERMODYNAMICS Defined for English Language Learners

thermodynamics

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Definition of thermodynamics for English Language Learners

  • : a science that deals with the action of heat and related forms of energy


Medical Dictionary

thermodynamics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction ther·mo·dy·nam·ics \-iks\

Medical Definition of thermodynamics

  1. 1:  physics that deals with the mechanical action or relations of heat

  2. 2:  thermodynamic processes and phenomena



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