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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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Nowadays, simulation programs used for determination of heat transfer and temperature distribution use power dissipation of each component in electronic device as input value and outputs a component's temperature of each element in investigated system.
The aim of proposed computation algorithm is determination of power dissipation of active components of investigated system, based on thermovision measurement of this system.