dissipation of energy

dissipation of energy
: a physical process (as the cooling of a body in the open air) by which energy becomes not only unavailable but irrecoverable in any form — compare conservation of energy, degradation of energy

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dissipation of energy (physics)
Degradation of energy, or progressive loss of availability of a portion for doing work at each transformation
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  • Dissipation of energy — Degradation Deg ra*da tion, n. [LL. degradatio, from degradare: cf. F. d[ e]gradation. See {Degrade}.] 1. The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one s standing or rank in office or society;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Dissipation — Dis si*pa tion (d[i^]s s[i^]*p[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. dissipatio: cf. F. dissipation.] 1. The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste. [1913 Webster] Without loss or dissipation of the matter. Bacon …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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