Definitions

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

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

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  • adj. of, or relating to the conversion of heat into other forms of energy
  • adj. of, or relating to thermodynamics

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. of or concerned with thermodynamics

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Examples

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

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  • This is called the thermodynamic equilibrium thickness.

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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

  • 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.

    Pharyngula

  • 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).

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  • Meyerhof and Hill's pioneering thermodynamic studies had been the basis for the conclusion that the cycle of lactic acid formation and oxidation were the key events in glycolysis.

    Otto Meyerhof and the Physiology Institute: the Birth of Modern Biochemistry

  • In Germany, Meyerhof focused on chemical methods to measure oxygen consumption, the conversion of carbohydrates, lactic acid formation and decomposition, then correlating it to thermodynamic data and various phases of muscle activity.

    Otto Meyerhof and the Physiology Institute: the Birth of Modern Biochemistry

  • As the structural and thermodynamic data about ATP mounted, combined with the enzymatic information and the discovery of myosin, Meyerhof was finally in a position to formally propose that the release of energy in ATP hydrolysis was the primary event leading to muscle contraction and that lactic acid and creatine phosphate were only indirectly involved through their role of maintaining the ATP cycle.

    Otto Meyerhof and the Physiology Institute: the Birth of Modern Biochemistry

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