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Meaning of ADIABATIC

Pronunciation:  `adeeu'batik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (physics) occurring without loss or gain of heat; "adiabatic expansion"
 

ADIABATIC is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Antonyms: diabatic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ad`i*a*bat"ic\, a. [Gr. ? not passable; 'a priv. + ?
through + ? to go.] (Physics)
Not giving out or receiving heat. -- {Ad`i*a*bat`ic*al*ly},
adv.

{Adiabatic line} or {curve}, a curve exhibiting the
   variations of pressure and volume of a fluid when it
   expands without either receiving or giving out heat.
   --Rankine.

 

 

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