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thermodynamic

[thur-moh-dahy-nam-ik] /ˌθɜr moʊ daɪˈnæm ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to thermodynamics.
2.
using or producing heat.
Also, thermodynamical.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; thermo- + dynamic
Related forms
thermodynamically, adverb
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  • Roads and cars are inefficient from economic, urban planning, and thermodynamic perspectives.
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  • It seems naive to hear about aging as some kind of thermodynamic inevitability.
  • Never forget the primary laws of the theoretical thermodynamic.
British Dictionary definitions for thermodynamic

thermodynamic

/ˌθɜːməʊdaɪˈnæmɪk/
adjective
1.
of or concerned with thermodynamics
2.
determined by or obeying the laws of thermodynamics
Derived Forms
thermodynamically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for thermodynamic
adj.

1849, from thermo- + dynamic (adj.).

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thermodynamic in Medicine

thermodynamic ther·mo·dy·nam·ic (thûr'mō-dī-nām'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Characteristic of or resulting from the conversion of heat into other forms of energy.

  2. Of or relating to thermodynamics.

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