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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A thermodynamic quantity that is the difference between the internal energy of a system and the product of its absolute temperature and entropy.
  • n. A thermodynamic quantity that is the difference between the enthalpy and the product of the absolute temperature and entropy of a system. Also called Gibbs free energy.

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  • n. The difference between the internal energy of a system and the product of its entropy and absolute temperature
  • n. The Gibbs free energy

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  • n. (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs

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