Definition of Adiabatic

1. Adjective. Occurring without loss or gain of heat. "Adiabatic expansion"

Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Antonyms: Diabatic



Definition of Adiabatic

1. a. Not giving out or receiving heat.

Definition of Adiabatic

1. Adjective. (context: physics) (qualifier of a thermodynamic process) Occurring without gain or loss of heat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adiabatic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Adiabatic

1. Not involving an exchange of heat between the system said to be adiabatic and the rest of the universe. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adiabatic

adhortative
adhortatory
adhorted
adhorting
adhorts
adhære
adhærence
adhærent
adhærents
adhæsion
adhæsions
adhæsive
adi-guru
adi-gurus
adiabat
adiabatic (current term)
adiabatic compression
adiabatic invariant
adiabatic lapse rate
adiabatic process
adiabatic wall
adiabatically
adiabaticities
adiabaticity
adiabats
adiabolist
adiabolists
adiactinic
adiadochocinesis
adiadochokinesis

Literary usage of Adiabatic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1910)
"If, however, the calorimeter is rendered adiabatic by keeping the media surrounding it always at the same temperature as the calorimeter itself, ..."

2. Principles of Thermodynamics by George Alfred Goodenough (1920)
"Variation of Quality in adiabatic Changes. — Let the point B, Fig. 30, represent the state of saturated vapor. adiabatic expansion is represented by a ..."

3. The Steam-engine and Other Heat-engines by James Alfred Ewing (1897)
"In any adiabatic process the substance is neither gaining nor losing heat by ... adiabatic action would be realized if we had a substance expanding, ..."

4. Elements of Heat-power Engineering by Clarence Floyd Hirshfeld, William Nichols Barnard (1915)
"An adiabatic change being one which occurs under conditions of heat ... Irreversible adiabatic Processes of Ideal Gas, and the Corresponding Entropy Changes ..."

5. Principles of Thermodynamics by George Alfred Goodenough (1911)
"adiabatic Processes. — When a system in changing its state has no thermal communication with other bodies and therefore neither absorbs nor gives out heat, ..."

6. A Text-book of Physics by William Watson (1902)
"Since for any two points A and B on the adiabatic the above relation holds, it follows that we have for all points on the adiabatic pv*=a. constant. 259*. ..."

7. A Text-book of Physics: Heat by John Henry Poynting, Joseph John Thomson (1906)
"THERMODYNAMICS OF ISOTHERMAL AND adiabatic CHANGES. Heat taken in when a Body expands Isothermally—Heat to a neighbouring adiabatic the same by all ..."

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