[ krahy-uh-jen-iks ]
/ ˌkraɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of physics that deals with very low temperatures.

Nearby words

  1. cryoextraction,
  2. cryofibrinogen,
  3. cryofibrinogenemia,
  4. cryogen,
  5. cryogenic,
  6. cryogenist,
  7. cryogenized,
  8. cryoglobulin,
  9. cryoglobulinemia,
  10. cryohydrate

Origin of cryogenics

First recorded in 1895–1900; cryo- + -gen(ic) + -ics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cryogenics


/ (ˌkraɪəˈdʒɛnɪks) /


(functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the production of very low temperatures and the phenomena occurring at these temperatures
Derived Formscryogenic, adjective

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Science definitions for cryogenics


[ krī′ə-jĕnĭks ]

The scientific study of how matter behaves at very low temperatures, sometimes approaching absolute zero, and how such temperatures can be achieved and maintained. See also superconductivity superfluid.
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Culture definitions for cryogenics


[ (kreye-uh-jen-iks) ]

The branch of technology concerned with the behavior of materials at very low temperatures, particularly temperatures near absolute zero.

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