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a·di·a·ba·tic

(ā-dē-ă-ba'tik),
Referring to a thermodynamic process in which no gain or loss of heat occurs between the system and its surroundings.
[G. adiabatos, impassable, fr. a priv. + diabainō, to go through]

Adiabatic

Referring to a thermodynamic process in which the net transfer of heat is zero.

a·di·a·ba·tic

(ā'dē-ă-bat'ik)
Referring to a thermodynamic process in which there is no gain or loss of heat between the system and its surroundings.
[G. adiabatos, impassable, fr. a priv. + diabainō, to go through]
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