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closed system

noun, Thermodynamics
1.
a region that is isolated from its surroundings by a boundary that admits no transfer of matter or energy across it.
Compare open system.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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closed system  
A physical system that does not interact with other systems. A closed system obeys the conservation laws in its physical description. Also called isolated system. Compare open system.
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