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adiabatic


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adiabatic  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adiabatic 
  adj  :  (physics)  occurring  without  loss  or  gain  of  heat;  "adiabatic 
  expansion"  [ant:  {diabatic}] 




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