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dissipation

[‚dis·ə′pā·shən]
(physics)
Any loss of energy, generally by conversion into heat; quantitatively, the rate at which this loss occurs. Also known as energy dissipation.

Dissipation

See also Debauchery.
Breitmann, Hans
lax indulger. [Am. Lit.: Hans Breitmann’s Ballads]
Burley, John
wasteful ne’er-do-well. [Br. Lit.: My Novel, Walsh Modern, 79]
Camors
leads selfish, shameless life. [Fr. Lit.: M. de Camors, Walsh Modern, 84]
Carton, Sydney
wasteful bohemian; does not use his talents. [Br. Lit.: A Tale of Two Cities]
Castlewood, Francis Esmond
gambles away living. [Br. Lit.: Henry Esmond]
Christian II
sybaritic king. [Fr. Lit.: Kings in Exile, Walsh Modern, 96]
Chuzzlewit, Jonas
dissipated, wasteful person. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
Clavering, Sir Francis
dissipated gambling baronet. [Br. Lit.: Pendennis]
Dalgarno, Lord Malcolm of
wasteful and ruinous; destroys several people. [Br. Lit.: Fortunes of Nigel]
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
(1896–1940) American novelist whose works reflect a life of dissipation. [Am. Lit.: NCE, 957]
Jeshurun
citizens abandon God; give themselves up to luxury. [O.T.: Deuteronomy 32:15]
Mite, Sir Matthew
dissolute merchant; displays wealth ostentatiously. [Br. Lit.: The Nabob, Brewer Handbook, 713]
Pheidippides
his extravagant bets ruin father’s wealth. [Gk. Lit.: The Clouds]
prodigal son
squanders share of money in reckless living. [N.T.: Luke 15:13]
References in classic literature ?
Fielding now began to pay the penalty for his youthful dissipations in failing health, but he continued to write with great expenditure of time and energy.
Oh, my worldly friends, pursuing the phantom, Pleasure, through the guilty mazes of Dissipation, how easy it is to be happy, if you will only be good!
His dress denoted him an inmate of the workhouse: he had the appearance of being very old, but it looked more the effect of dissipation or disease, than the length of years.
Never, my dear,' returned the old gentleman, 'except when he went to Margate one Saturday with Mr Tomkinley that had been a teacher at that school he went to, and came back upon the Monday; but he was very ill after that, you remember, my dear; it was quite a dissipation.
Accurate time and frequency standards depend critically on crystal resonators made of quartz because this material has extremely low internal dissipation of mechanical energy.
The tire temperature reaches steady state after running for a certain period of time when the balance between heat generation and heat dissipation becomes equal.
The packages are made to provide wideband electrical performance and incorporate copper composite bases for enhanced thermal dissipation.
The device maximizes battery life by holding power dissipation to as low as typical 1 microampere (1uA) in Standby mode.
The collaboration with NIST researchers was established to determine the transient temperature changes associated with laser-hair heating and to monitor heat dissipation processes of hair shafts and live follicle samples of varying colors and textures.
According to Deryagin and Krotova, the high peel energies were due to dissipation of electrical charges and by comparing the system to a capacitor, the work of adhesion corresponded to the energy necessary to separate the two charged plates as predicted by the Paschen gas discharge curve.
The coolSRAM-1T[TM] memory array has been designed for ultra-low power consumption through a combination of techniques to lower active power and leakage power dissipation.
However, balancing heat dissipation and performance characteristics in high frequencies is a critical issue with GaAs, and is reaching to the point that the material is fast approaching the upper limits.