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energetics

Syllabification: en·er·get·ics
Pronunciation: /ˌenərˈjediks
 
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Definition of energetics in English:

plural noun

1The properties of something in terms of energy.
Example sentences
  • In this section, we describe the energetics involved in ion conduction.
  • This is clearly written, bringing in aspects of molecular-scale structure and function of components and energetics, set in the global context; it would serve as a good reference for students.
  • But the earthquake itself - the rupture process, the energetics and the regional stress balance - do not have an equation.
2 [treated as singular] The branch of science dealing with the properties of energy and the way in which it is redistributed in physical, chemical, or biological processes.
Example sentences
  • The leading theories of adhesion include the diffusion, electrostatic, surface energetics, and mechanical theories.
  • Major research projects in the energetics and environmental medicine, and the injury sciences areas produce health risk criteria and health risk assessment methods for the this program.
  • The experimental results confirm some aspects of conventional wisdom relating to dynamics and energetics, but reject others.

Derivatives

energeticist

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈjetisist/
noun
Example sentences
  • In addition, he made some major mistakes, he was an energeticist who opposed the concept of atomic structure, and took energy and thermodynamics as fundamental.
  • He was an Energeticist, meaning that he thought energy was the most basic entity in nature, more basic than matter.

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