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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.
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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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For this case we can certainly apply the argument given by Cook and Dickerson in [41] to infer that when adding adiabatically an extra particle to the system, the internal energy will decrease from [E.sub.F].
Consequently, it is led to the expansion cylinder, which expands adiabatically. Part of this work will be used to drive the compressor and part is used as mechanical work to drive an electric generator.
In addition, some fluid inclusions that contain relatively high concentrations of C[O.sub.2] in quartz can be constructed assuming a model involving a fluid rising adiabatically and mixing with metamorphic fluids.
For optimal performance [sigma] should be decreased adiabatically in the course of optimization.
The theory states that if piping contains a flammable gas and there is an inrush of fluid (or fluid transient) into the piping, the gas can adiabatically compress to its autoignition point (similar to a diesel engine), and then the gas, given sufficient quantity and pressure, can ignite and explode.
In these reactions, the released energy is not adiabatically damped into the heat bath of the surrounding medium but rather is stored in an excited state of the product; decay from this excited state to the ground state is associated with light emission" [40].
Planck-Einstein's formulation of relativistic thermodynamics considered the scenario that the black body is adiabatically accelerated to a speed (Treder, 1977).
When hot water is demanded by the building occupants, the water leaving the top of the tank is mixed adiabatically with tap water such that the mixed flow is around 45[degrees]C (113[degrees]F).
According to the Landauer's principle method to charge/discharge the capacitances of input nodes adiabatically, the input voltages must be reconstructed from the outputs.
The adiabatic saturation temperature is the temperature obtained by moist air when it is adiabatically brought to saturation by the evaporation of liquid water.
Going from one global density to another, by using equivalent method, the vehicles were adiabatically added (or eliminated) to the already homogeneous or blocked state.