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adjective 
  1. (context, physics) (italbrac, of a thermodynamic process) occur, Occurring without gain or loss of heat.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 737:
    • :Talk of dynamic compression and gradients didn't carry as much weight as the certainty of its conscious intent.
Translations: 
  • German: (t, de, adiabatisch)
  • Italian: adiabatico
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Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) "impassable", from (polytonic, á) "not" + (polytonic, ) "through" + (polytonic, ) "passable", from (polytonic, ) "to go".


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