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.

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Compare open system.

Origin of closed system

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Scientific 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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