indirect cycle

indirect cycle

[‚in·də′rekt ′sī·kəl]
(nucleonics)
A nuclear reactor cycle in which a heat exchanger transfers heat from the reactor coolant to a second fluid, which then drives a prime mover.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Paua reproduce through an indirect cycle, which is characterised by the presence of free-swimming larvae that metamorphose into juveniles after settling on their preferred substrate.
Das provides us with a detailed description of the indirect cycle of injury, violence and revenge worked through over generations within a particular family and through marriages.