zeroth law of thermodynamics

[ zeer-ohth ]
/ ˈzɪər oʊθ /

noun

the principle that any two systems in thermal equilibrium with a third system are in thermal equilibrium with each other.Compare law of thermodynamics (def. 2).

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Origin of zeroth law of thermodynamics

First recorded in 1955–60; zero + -th2

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