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[klou-zee-uh s]
  1. Ru·dolf Jul·ius E·man·u·el [roo-dolf jool-yuh s i-man-yoo-uh l; German roo-dawlf yoo-lee-oo s ey-mah-noo-el] /ˈru dɒlf ˈdʒul yəs ɪˈmæn yu əl; German ˈru dɔlf ˈyu liˌʊs eɪˈmɑ nuˌɛl/, 1822–88, German mathematical physicist: pioneer in the field of thermodynamics.
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Examples from the Web for clausius

Historical Examples

  • This paper, though subsequent to that of Clausius, is very different in character.

    Lord Kelvin

    Andrew Gray

  • If the process is not reversible, then expression , which Clausius calls entropy, increases.

  • Besides, Clausius and Helmholtz are neither English physicists nor likely to be influenced by theological conceptions.


    Robert Flint

  • Carnot, Clausius, Thomson, and Rankine have all from different points of view been led to the same conclusion.

    The Theistic Conception of the World

    B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker

  • The difference in conductivity between pure water and sulphuric acid is such a fact, mentioned by Clausius.

British Dictionary definitions for clausius


  1. Rudolf Julius (ˈruːdɔlf ˈjuːliʊs). 1822–88, German physicist and mathematician. He enunciated the second law of thermodynamics (1850) and developed the kinetic theory of gases
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