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

  • n. Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.
  • n. Thermodynamic phenomena and processes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The science of the conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science which treats of the mechanical action or relations of heat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The general mathematical doctrine of the relations of heat and elasticity, or of temperature, volume, pressure, and mechanical work.

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

  • n. the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy

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