of or relating to thermodynamics.
using or producing heat.

Nearby words

  1. thermocouple,
  2. thermocurrent,
  3. thermodiffusion,
  4. thermoduric,
  5. thermodynam.,
  6. thermodynamic equilibrium,
  7. thermodynamic system,
  8. thermodynamic temperature,
  9. thermodynamic theory of narcosis,
  10. thermodynamics

Sometimes ther·mo·dy·nam·i·cal.

Origin of thermodynamic

First recorded in 1840–50; thermo- + dynamic

Related formsther·mo·dy·nam·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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




of or concerned with thermodynamics
determined by or obeying the laws of thermodynamics
Derived Formsthermodynamically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for thermodynamic



1849, from thermo- + dynamic (adj.).

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Medicine definitions for thermodynamic




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

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