Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to thermodynamics; caused or operated by force due to the application of heat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physics) Relating to thermodynamics; caused or operated by force due to the application of heat.
  • adjective See Heat weight, under Heat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, or relating to the conversion of heat into other forms of energy
  • adjective physics of, or relating to thermodynamics

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or concerned with thermodynamics

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Examples

  • No. Sea ice eventually reaches what scientists call a thermodynamic equilibrium state.

    Sea ice

  • This is called the thermodynamic equilibrium thickness.

    Sea ice

  • This is called the thermodynamic equilibrium thickness.

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  • No. Sea ice eventually reaches what scientists call a thermodynamic equilibrium state.

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  • It is then probable that the same would occur with every dissolved substance, but we do not need to recall the thermodynamic reasoning with which Van 't Hoff justified this generalization nor to make other measurements of the osmotic pressure: Arrhenius has indeed shown that every substance which, in solution, confirms the well-known Raoult laws through its freezing temperature and its vapour pressure, necessarily exerts through this very fact the pressure predicted by Van 't Hoff on every wall which halts it without halting the solvent.

    Jean Baptiste Perrin - Nobel Lecture

  • This isn't just a poetic stance, this is a kind of thermodynamic proclamation of independence.

    Pavel Somov, Ph.D.: Psychological Self-Maintenance

  • This isn't just a poetic stance, this is a kind of thermodynamic proclamation of independence.

    Pavel Somov, Ph.D.: Psychological Self-Maintenance

  • I don’t seem to recall the thermodynamic equations which govern such things making a distinction between different compounds.

    Hansen and Bracket Fatigue « Climate Audit

  • Couple evolutionary theory with other approaches such as thermodynamic theory, and increasing complexity is easily understood.

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  • It can also do so with considerably higher efficiency levels (the closeness of levels of energy consumption are a byproduct of the lack of price signals — there is more thermodynamic overhead per unit of work for a combustion engine that can fit in a car versus one that can fit in a locomotive).

    Matthew Yglesias » Marginal Cost Pricing for Mass Transit

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