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thermodynamic

[thur-moh-dahy-nam-ik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to thermodynamics.
  2. using or producing heat.
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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
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Examples from the Web for thermodynamic

Historical Examples

  • But then the source provided by the thermodynamic view just stated had ceased to exist.

    Lord Kelvin

    Andrew Gray

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

    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

adjective
  1. of or concerned with thermodynamics
  2. determined by or obeying the laws of thermodynamics
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Derived Formsthermodynamically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for thermodynamic

adj.

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

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thermodynamic in Medicine

thermodynamic

(thûr′mō-dī-nămĭk)
adj.
  1. Characteristic of or resulting from the conversion of heat into other forms of energy.
  2. Of or relating to thermodynamics.
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