working fluid

noun

Definition of working fluid

: a fluid working substance

Examples of working fluid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the biggest leap here is using carbon dioxide rather than steam as the working fluid. David Roberts, Vox, 1 June 2018 Sunlight is used to heat up a working fluid at the mirrors' focus. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 19 Oct. 2018 But the biggest leap here is using carbon dioxide rather than steam as the working fluid. David Roberts, Vox, 1 June 2018 In some plants, sunlight is directed toward a large central thermal tower that heats up quickly and boils a working fluid inside. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, 28 Oct. 2017 It is then stored at 566 degrees Celsius (1,050 degrees Fahrenheit) and used to transfer heat through a heat exchanger to a working fluid that spins a conventional turbine, generating electricity. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of working fluid

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Working fluid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/working%20fluid. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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