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Definition of the noun thermodynamics

What does thermodynamics mean as a name of something?


  1. the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
    • examples: Behind thermodynamics lie the movements of atoms and molecules following the laws of motion learned in the first volume. | Maxwell's Demon defies the laws of thermodynamics.
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic terms: natural philosophy / physics = the science of matter and energy and their interactions
    • more specific terms: thermodynamics of equilibrium / thermostatics = the aspect of thermodynamics concerned with thermal equilibrium


  1. "Thermodynamics" is a book by Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles, Michael Boles.
    • also known as "Thermodynamics: an engineering approach"; "Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, 3/e, New Media Version"
  2. "Thermodynamics" is a book by Jurgen M. Honig.
    • also known as "Thermodynamics: principles characterizing physical and chemical processes"
  3. "Thermodynamics" is a book by Enrico Fermi, published in (60 years ago).
  4. "Thermodynamics" is a book by Alfred W. Porter.
  5. "Thermodynamics" is a book by S. H. Chue.
    • also known as "Thermodynamics: a rigorous postulatory approach"

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Phrases with Thermodynamics

  1. thermodynamics of equilibrium
  2. law of thermodynamics
  3. Classical thermodynamics
  4. Statistical thermodynamics
  5. first law of thermodynamics
  6. third law of thermodynamics
  7. second law of thermodynamics
  8. zeroth law of thermodynamics

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Thermodynamics

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Google previewFundamentals and Technology of Combustion (2002)

by F El-Mahallawy, S. E-Din Habik

Thermodynamics is the science of energy, the transformation of energy, and the accompanying change in the state of matter.

Google previewChemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics (2017)

by Stanley I. Sandler

Thermodynamics is a macroscopic science; it deals with the average changes that occur among large numbers of molecules rather than the detailed changes that occur in a single molecule. Consequently, this book will quantitatively relate the ...

Google previewThermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (2015)

An Integrated Approach by M. Scott Shell

Thermodynamics is a remarkable subject, both in its pervasiveness throughout the pure and engineering sciences, and in...

Google previewIntroduction to CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS (2014)


Thermodynamics is the branch of science which embodies the principle of transformation of energy in the thermodynamic system. This science has a broad application area, starting from microscopic species to industrial and household ...

Google previewNano Mechanics and Materials (2006)

Theory, Multiscale Methods and Applications by Wing Kam Liu, Eduard G. Karpov, Harold S. Park

Thermodynamics is the study of averaged macroscopic properties of physical substances associated with the kinetic thermal motion of atoms and molecules. Thermodynamics is a phenomenological theory governed by a small group of ...

Google previewCALPHAD (Calculation of Phase Diagrams): A Comprehensive Guide (1998)

by N. Saunders, A.P. Miodownik

INTRODUCTION Thermodynamics is the science which underpins the CALPHAD method.



Thermodynamics means heat power and this branch of physical science deals with the interconversion of energy that accompanies all changes that occur in nature. For example, motion of a particle, combustion of coal, growth of tissue in a ...

Google previewPhysics in Biology and Medicine (2012)

by Paul Davidovits

Thermodynamics is the study of the relationship between heat, work, and the associated flow of energy.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Technical Education-25 THERMODYNAMICS

Thermodynamics and Caloric Thermodynamics Partial Molar Quantities Fugacities and Activities Equations of Thermodynamic Equilibrium Engineering Thermodynamics Thermodynamic Properties Forms of Energy Thermodynamic Processes ...

Google previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary (2005)

by C. C. Lee

"Introduction to Thermodynamics: Classical and Statistical," Richard E. Sonntag and Gordon J. Van Wylen, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1971. ( Sullivan-95/O4), "Environmental Law Handbook, Thirteenth Edition," Thomas F.P. ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2007)

by Ward Chesworth

The word thermodynamics is derived from yErmοs (heat) and dunamis (force, power). It presents the science of all forms of energy and mass, including entropic (“waste”) heat contained in the mass at ambient temperature. The origin of the ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

1818-1889, English physicist; formulated Joule's law; discovered the mechanical equivalent of heat and the first law of thermodynamics; demonstrated the Joule-Thomson effect. joule Metrology, the basic unit ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

See also HEAT; THERMODYNAMICS. Caloric Engine, a name originally given by Ericsson to a form of hot-air engine invented by him, in order to distinguish it from other engines whose operation depends upon the same general principles ...

Google previewCollier's New Encyclopedia (1921)

A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ... with 515 Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps

THERMODYNAMICS, the branch of theoretical physics which treats of heat as a mechanical agent, and is ...

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In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics! (Dan Castellaneta)
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Scrabble value of T1H4E1R1M3O1D2Y4N1A1M3I1C3S1

The value of this 14-letter word is 27 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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