Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of thermalize.
  • adjective physics (of fast neutrons in a nuclear reactor) brought to a lower velocity and kinetic energy by use of a moderator

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Examples

  • The reason why it is uncertain is that the society is a very complex system and the consequences of a decision that we can make right now will be "thermalized" - i.e. challenged, compensated, and overcompensated by many, often deliberately opposite decisions in the future.

    The Reference Frame

  • Local thermodynamic equilibrium requires all the energy involved in these energy transitions be 'thermalized' (I think that's the term).

    RealClimate

  • Local thermodynamic equilibrium requires all the energy involved in these energy transitions be 'thermalized' (I think that's the term).

    RealClimate

  • Local thermodynamic equilibrium requires all the energy involved in these energy transitions be 'thermalized' (I think that's the term).

    RealClimate

  • Local thermodynamic equilibrium requires all the energy involved in these energy transitions be 'thermalized' (I think that's the term).

    RealClimate

  • Local thermodynamic equilibrium requires all the energy involved in these energy transitions be 'thermalized' (I think that's the term).

    RealClimate

  • Local thermodynamic equilibrium requires all the energy involved in these energy transitions be 'thermalized' (I think that's the term).

    RealClimate

  • As a result CO_2 holds thermalized energy in the IR band readily, and the gas is more opaque to IR photons.

    Scientist Discusses Latest Report of Rising Global Temperatures | Universe Today

  • Useful work can be done by molecules by a direct transfer of stored energy, and thermalized energy cannot be converted into stored energy within the same system, the system being the extent over which thermal and other rapidly exchanging energies equilibrate.

    An Interview with Elisabet Sahtouris

  • Since the outflux equals the influx of radiant heat, that means that at least some of the outgoing radiation must be emitted at a temperature lower than that at which the incoming was thermalized so Q/T is higher.

    Archive 2009-03-01

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