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cryogenics

Line breaks: cryo|gen¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌkrʌɪə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪks
 
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Definition of cryogenics in English:

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.
2 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.

Derivatives

cryogenic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Since moving to Scotland, where he is the first foreigner to coach the national team, he has taken the squad to enjoy cryogenic facilities in Poland, and exposed them to the benefits of a three-day health spa in the Borders.
  • Because of the complexity of creating a cryogenic fuel tank, which would add weight partly because of the need for insulation, manufacturers currently favour the high-pressure option.
  • This would requiring issuing contracts for cryogenic tanks - natural gas cools liquid at minus 162 degrees Celsius - by next March.

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