zeroth law of thermodynamics

zeroth law of thermodynamics
noun
the law that if two bodies are in thermal equilibrium with a third body then the first two bodies are in thermal equilibrium with each other
Hypernyms: ↑law of thermodynamics

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/zear"ohth/
the principle that any two systems in thermal equilibrium with a third system are in thermal equilibrium with each other. Cf. law of thermodynamics (def. 2).
[1955-60; ZERO + -TH2]

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