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equipartition of energy

[ee-kwuh-pahr-tish-uh n, ek-wuh-, ee-kwuh-, ek-wuh]
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noun Thermodynamics.
  1. the theorem that the kinetic energy is the same for each degree of freedom in a system in thermal equilibrium.

Origin of equipartition of energy

First recorded in 1900–05; equi- + partition
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