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equation of state

noun, Physics.
an equation relating the temperature, pressure, and volume of a given thermodynamic system. Unabridged
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  • The only form of matter in this universe that has this type of equation of state is quantum vacuum energy.
  • Only with an accurate equation of state can the full hydrodynamics of the phase transition be modeled.
  • As a result, the equation of state of the mixture was obtained.
British Dictionary definitions for equation of state

equation of state

any equation that expresses the relationship between the temperature, pressure, and volume of a substance
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