equipartition of energy

[ee-kwuh-pahr-tish-uhn, ek-wuh-, ee-kwuh-, ek-wuh]
noun Thermodynamics.
the theorem that the kinetic energy is the same for each degree of freedom in a system in thermal equilibrium.

1900–05; equi- + partition

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