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dissipation

(dĭs-ĭ-pā′shŭn) [L. dissipare, to scatter]
1. Dispersion of matter.
2. The act of living a wasteful and dissolute life, esp. drinking alcoholic beverages to excess.
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An operator A is called dissipative if Im(Ax, x) [greater than or equal to] 0, ([for all]x [member of] D (A)).
Our research work on the area of interaction for each of the elementary dissipative processes can be pivotal in the development of advanced materials for various industries such as defense or energy.
Here too, if work rate increases from the range of maximum power, it will be less energy efficient overall, because the regeneration of ATP is dissipative (~ 60% efficient, Morowitz, 1968), and because of various macroscopic frictional entailments.
Director at Industrial Flooring Solutions, Adrian Saxby, commented: "Wrigley are extremely pleased with the installation which not only gives the company a safe dissipative floor but also provides them with a tough, durable surface, which has good slip resistance and is easy to clean.
A method has been patented for modifying the electrostatic dissipative characteristics of a substrate.
In semiconductor and disc drive manufacturing, their ultra clean and dissipative qualities make them attractive as elements in wafer carriers and handlers.
Key words: dissipative particle dynamics; domain decomposition; mesoscopic modeling; parallel algorithms; rheology; spatial decomposition; suspensions.
The article, "Dissipative Structure of Electromagnetic Field in Living Systems," by Chang-Lin Zhang identifies dissipative structure and how closely related it is to acupuncture and many energy medicines whose mechanisms could not be completely comprehended within the knowledge of the basis of conventional Western school medicine at the present time.
They are constructed of stainless steel with see-through static- dissipative PVC roll-up doors.
In addition, there must be a source of energy and some sort of dissipative force.
I was similarly stunned when, after providing the class with a brief introduction to chemical dissipative systems (a topic that combines thermodynamics and the law of time), the students immediately, clearly, made numerous connections to the text that gave them access to Bambara's ideas.