cryogenics

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

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of physics that deals with very low temperatures.

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Origin of cryogenics

First recorded in 1895–1900; cryo- + -gen(ic) + -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for cryogenics

cryogenics
/ (ˌkraɪəˈdʒɛnɪks) /

noun

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

Derived forms of cryogenics

cryogenic, adjective
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Scientific definitions for cryogenics

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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Cultural definitions for cryogenics

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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