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equipartition of energy

[ee-kwuh-pahr-tish-uh n, ek-wuh-, ee-kwuh-, ek-wuh] /ˈi kwə pɑrˈtɪʃ ən, ˈɛk wə-, ˌi kwə-, ˌɛk wə/
noun, Thermodynamics.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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