AskDefine | Define adiabatic

Dictionary Definition

adiabatic adj : occurring without loss or gain of heat; "adiabatic expansion" [ant: diabatic]

User Contributed Dictionary



From ‘impassable’, from ‘not’ + ‘through’ + ‘passable’, from ‘to go’.


  • /ædɪəˈbætɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ætɪk


  1. In the context of "physics}}

Extensive Definition

Adiabatic may refer to:
  • In thermodynamics,
  • In quantum mechanics,
  • In electronics.
  • In carbohydrate chemistry.
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