Definition of Adiabatic process

1. Noun. (thermodynamics) any process that occurs without gain or loss of heat.

Category relationships: Thermodynamics
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process



Medical Definition of Adiabatic process

1. A process in which the system does not exchange heat with the surroundings. (15 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adiabatic Process

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adhære
adhærence
adhærent
adhærents
adhæsion
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adhæsive
adi-guru
adi-gurus
adiabat
adiabatic
adiabatic compression
adiabatic invariant
adiabatic lapse rate
adiabatic process (current term)
adiabatic wall
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adiabaticities
adiabaticity
adiabats
adiabolist
adiabolists
adiactinic
adiadochocinesis
adiadochokinesis
adiadokokinesis
adialectal
adianoeta
adiantum

Literary usage of Adiabatic process

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1. The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism by Henry William Watson, Samuel Hawsley Burbury (1889)
"We might call this process an adiabatic process by analogy to Thermodynamics. As in the first case we may make </> vary instead of M, and if M and <f> both ..."

2. Heat and Thermodynamics by Francis M. Hartmann (1911)
"Equation (4) shows that the fundamental differential equation for a perfect gas, yields upon integration for a reversible adiabatic process a constant. ..."

3. Modern Meteorology: An Outline of the Growth and Present Condition of Some by Frank Waldo (1893)
"The Hertz Graphical Solution of the adiabatic process, Although the mass of the mixture of air and vapour decreases steadily with change from one stadium to ..."

4. The Steam-engine and Other Heat-engines by James Alfred Ewing (1894)
"It follows from this definition that when any substance is going through an adiabatic process its entropy does not change. Further we have seen (§ 77) that ..."

5. Text-book of Mechanics by jr Louis Adolphe Martin (1916)
"During a reversible adiabatic process the fluid does work during the frictionless expansion either upon a piston or by imparting kinetic energy to its own ..."

6. A Text-book of Physics by Alexander Wilmer Duff, Karl Eugen Guthe, Exum Percival Lewis, William Hallock, Arthur Willis Goodspeed, Albert Pruden Carman, Robert Kenning McClung (1909)
"adiabatic process. A process in which the body (or system of bodies) under consideration neither receives heat from nor loses heat to other bodies is called ..."

7. Elements of Engineering Thermodynamics by James Ambrose Moyer, James Park Calderwood, Andrey Abraham Potter (1920)
"Since by definition the heat added or abstracted during an adiabatic process is zero, the heat equation becomes, Q = 7, - 7i + W = o, or W = A - 7, ..."

8. The Thermodynamics of Heat-engines by Sidney Armor Reeve (1903)
"It will be noticed, first, that the adiabatic process DE, when represented in the ... This shows that the adiabatic process is a heat-process, ..."

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