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[krahy-uh-jen-iks] /ˌkraɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of physics that deals with very low temperatures.
Origin of cryogenics
1955-60; cryo- + -genics Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cryogenics
  • One simple way to avoid the cryogenics might be to take advantage of the telescope's urban setting.
  • We keep power on the antennas, so the cryogenics stay cold and they don't get harmed.
  • We have begun a new program to collect, compile, and correlate property information for materials used in cryogenics.
British Dictionary definitions for cryogenics


(functioning as sing) the branch of physics concerned with the production of very low temperatures and the phenomena occurring at these temperatures
Derived Forms
cryogenic, adjective
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cryogenics in Science
The scientific study of how matter behaves at very low temperatures, sometimes approaching absolute zero, and how such temperatures can be achieved and maintained. See also superconductivity, superfluid.

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cryogenics in Culture
cryogenics [(kreye-uh-jen-iks)]

The branch of technology concerned with the behavior of materials at very low temperatures, particularly temperatures near absolute zero.

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