Definition of cryogenics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkrīəˈjeniks/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
1The branch of physics dealing with the production and effects of very low temperatures.
Example sentences
  • The Munich researchers, wanting to stay in the business but having neither sufficient expertise nor the necessary infrastructure in cryogenics, opted to go into laser interferometry.
  • The construction implies an important technological fallout in the field of cryogenics and superconducting magnets.
  • The group has realized large gains in cryogenics, gyroscope construction, and superconductor research.
1.1 another term for cryonics.
Example sentences
  • I was surprised to hear of Brando's strange obsession with living forever, even studying gene therapy and cryogenics in an effort to prolong his life.
  • The novel plays with the major themes of modern culture: GM foods, cloning, cryogenics, AIDS, Viagra, species death, organ (not organic) farming.
  • From rock 'n' roll funerals to cryogenics, people's preferences for final arrangements now vary according to demographics, geography, and personal style.

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Syllabification: cry·o·gen·ics

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