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adiabatic

[¦ad·ē·ə¦bad·ik]
(thermodynamics)
Referring to any change in which there is no gain or loss of heat.

adiabatic

Occurring without the gain or loss of heat.

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Examples of adiabatic heating and cooling when a piston moves up and down in a cylinder.
Thermally insulated or self-contained (i.e., without heat entering or leaving the body).
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Since these reactions are "not adiabatically dumped into the heat bath of the surrounding medium" [40], condensation processes could result in the emission of Balmer [30] and Paschen lines [43].
In the argument, Einstein employed a Carnot engine with two heat reservoirs, denoted by Uo and U and originally 'at rest' with the same (rest) temperature To, to illustrate how heat is transferred between them, if U is accelerated to a velocity adiabatically along with an auxiliary machine.
In [125] it is shown at some length how this homology permits the natural transfer of renormalization methods from statistical mechanics to information theory, producing phase transitions and analogs to evolutionary punctuation in systems characterized by piecewise, adiabatically stationary, ergodic information sources.
2006) that in the limit of a strongly interacting environment a system initially prepared in a decoherence-free subspace (DFS) coherently evolves in time, adiabatically following the changes of the DFS.
It is assumed that cumulus cloud parcels have risen adiabatically to some arbitrary height, where they mix with their surrounding environment.
Ambient air is drawn into the cooler and adiabatically cooled.
Quasi-bound orbits may be eliminated by adiabatically reducing the strength of the trapping field, however during this procedure a large fraction of energetically trapped neutrons are lost along with the quasi-trapped neutrons.
At Los Alarnos and at Air Force Research Laboratory, an FRC plasma is adiabatically compressed using an electromagnetically driven solid liner.
The sample was suspended adiabatically in a vacuum chamber in such a way in order to transfer heat by radiation.
Vertical motion is important because if we force air to rise, it cools adiabatically.
The gas reaches the Joule-Thomson restriction and expands adiabatically and isenthalpically.