thermodynamic

[ thur-moh-dahy-nam-ik ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊ daɪˈnæm ɪk /

adjective

of or relating to thermodynamics.
using or producing heat.

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Origin of thermodynamic

First recorded in 1840–50; thermo- + dynamic

OTHER WORDS FROM thermodynamic

ther·mo·dy·nam·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for thermodynamic

  • At present we consider some of the thermodynamic relations of the properties of bodies arrived at by Thomson.

    Lord Kelvin|Andrew Gray
  • But then the source provided by the thermodynamic view just stated had ceased to exist.

    Lord Kelvin|Andrew Gray
  • The whole study of thermodynamic equilibrium has been reduced by the French mathematical school to a question of probability.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf|Arthur E. Bostwick

British Dictionary definitions for thermodynamic

thermodynamic

thermodynamical

/ (ˌθɜːməʊdaɪˈnæmɪk) /

adjective

of or concerned with thermodynamics
determined by or obeying the laws of thermodynamics

Derived forms of thermodynamic

thermodynamically, adverb
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Medical definitions for thermodynamic

thermodynamic
[ thûr′mō-dī-nămĭk ]

adj.

Characteristic of or resulting from the conversion of heat into other forms of energy.
Of or relating to thermodynamics.
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