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[thur-moh-dahy-nam-ik] /ˌθɜr moʊ daɪˈnæm ɪk/
of or relating to thermodynamics.
using or producing heat.
Sometimes, thermodynamical.
Origin of thermodynamic
First recorded in 1840-50; thermo- + dynamic
Related forms
thermodynamically, adverb Unabridged
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  • But then the source provided by the thermodynamic view just stated had ceased to exist.

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
  • At present we consider some of the thermodynamic relations of the properties of bodies arrived at by Thomson.

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
  • The whole study of thermodynamic equilibrium has been reduced by the French mathematical school to a question of probability.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf Arthur E. Bostwick
British Dictionary definitions for thermodynamic


of or concerned with thermodynamics
determined by or obeying the laws of thermodynamics
Derived Forms
thermodynamically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for thermodynamic

1849, from thermo- + dynamic (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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thermodynamic in Medicine

thermodynamic ther·mo·dy·nam·ic (thûr'mō-dī-nām'ĭk)

  1. Characteristic of or resulting from the conversion of heat into other forms of energy.

  2. Of or relating to thermodynamics.

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