closed system

noun Thermodynamics.

a region that is isolated from its surroundings by a boundary that admits no transfer of matter or energy across it.

Nearby words

  1. closed shell,
  2. closed shop,
  3. closed source,
  4. closed stance,
  5. closed surgery,
  6. closed traverse,
  7. closed union,
  8. closed universe,
  9. closed-angle glaucoma,
  10. closed-captioned

Compare open system.

Origin of closed system

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for closed system

closed system

A physical system that does not interact with other systems. A closed system obeys the conservation laws in its physical description. Also called isolated system Compare open system.
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