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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-ee-uh-bat-ik, ey-dahy-uh-]
    • /ˌæd i əˈbæt ɪk, ˌeɪ daɪ ə-/
    • /ˌæ.diə.ˈbæ.tɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-ee-uh-bat-ik, ey-dahy-uh-]
    • /ˌæd i əˈbæt ɪk, ˌeɪ daɪ ə-/

Definitions of adiabatic word

  • adjective adiabatic (of a thermodynamic process) taking place without loss or gain of heat 3
  • noun adiabatic a curve or surface on a graph representing the changes in two or more characteristics (such as pressure and volume) of a system undergoing an adiabatic process 3
  • adjective adiabatic of a process that occurs without loss or gain of heat 3
  • adjective adiabatic An adiabatic process is one in which no heat is taken in or given out. 3
  • adjective adiabatic occurring without gain or loss of heat (opposed to diabatic): an adiabatic process. 1
  • noun adiabatic Relating to or denoting a process or condition in which heat does not enter or leave the system concerned. 1

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Origin of adiabatic

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
1875-80; < Greek adiábat(os) incapable of being crossed (a- a-6 + dia- dia- + ba- (stem of baínein to cross) + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -ic; cf. diabatic

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adiabatic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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