irreversibility


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irreversibility

see DOLLO'S LAW OF IRREVERSIBILITY.

irreversibility (ir´ēvur´sibil´itē),

n incapable of being returned to the original state.
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Then we investigate the time irreversibility of the collected fluctuation series.
So, in the end, once the irreversibility of sociopolitical innovation is acknowledged, the most telling argument for conservatism is not a flat-out commitment to the status quo on the grounds of its merits, let alone a visceral aversion to change.
The irreversibility rate in the generator is found to be the highest while it is found to be reversing in the case of absorber.
Table 3 shows the energetic flows of each component of the absorption system, irreversibility, effectiveness of the heat exchangers, exergy efficiency, and the Efficiency defect.
We believe that the meeting proves that there is no alternative to the peaceful settlement and serves to ensure its irreversibility.
The 'gate' factor here connotes the irreversibility of a transformation or passage.
Alexandrov (comprehensive Stroke Center, University of Alabama in Birmingham) describes the stroke as a dynamic process that takes time--minutes, hours, or days before irreversibility sets in, and shows how rapid neurological and ultrasound examination can improve the outcome.
In fact, when both children and adults were asked about the irreversibility of death (i.
The objections voiced last week were not about aesthetics or architectural integrity, but about the addition's apparent irreversibility.
From now on, we elevate our relations to a qualitatively new level, ensuring the irreversibility of Georgia's integration into the European Union," he added.
Policymakers also risk market confidencein the irreversibility of euro area membership.