adiabatic engine

adiabatic engine

[¦ad·ē·ə¦bad·ik ′en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
A heat engine or thermodynamic system in which there is no gain or loss of heat.
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The company was started at a time when there was a great deal of hype surrounding ceramics, when designers were dreaming of the adiabatic engine running at a very high temperature that would cause the oil to break down," says Klatt.
Knight's boat featured new adiabatic engines, which nearly doubled all output levels, and, at the start of the race, proved his claims of how fast it would go.
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