Meaning of ADIABATIC in English

|adēə|bad.ik, |āˌdīə- adjective

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary adiabat- (from Greek adiabatos impassable, from a- a- (II) + diabatos passable, from diabainein to go across, from dia- + bainein to go) + -ic; originally formed as German adiabatisch — more at come

of a process : occurring without loss or gain of heat by the substance concerned

adiabatic expansion

adiabatic compression

— opposed to diabatic ; compare isentropic

• ad·i·a·bat·i·cal·ly -ə̇k(ə)lē adverb

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