degradation of energy

the principle that during any irreversible process the total energy available to do work decreases.

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  • Degradation 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

  • Degradation of energy — Energy En er*gy, n.; pl. {Energies}. [F. [ e]nergie, LL. energia, fr. Gr.?, fr. ? active; ? in + ? work. See {In}, and {Work}.] 1. Internal or inherent power; capacity of acting, operating, or producing an effect, whether exerted or not; as, men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • degradation of energy — energijos nuvertėjimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. degradation of energy vok. Abwertung der Energie, f; Energiedegradation, f; Energieentwertung, f rus. деградация энергии, f; обесценение энергии, n pranc. dégradation de l’énergie …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • degradation of energy — physics : the process by which energy becomes less available for doing work compare conservation of energy, dissipation of energy * * * Thermodynamics. the principle that during any irreversible process the total energy available to do work… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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; diminution; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Energy — En er*gy, n.; pl. {Energies}. [F. [ e]nergie, LL. energia, fr. Gr.?, fr. ? active; ? in + ? work. See {In}, and {Work}.] 1. Internal or inherent power; capacity of acting, operating, or producing an effect, whether exerted or not; as, men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dégradation de l’énergie — energijos nuvertėjimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. degradation of energy vok. Abwertung der Energie, f; Energiedegradation, f; Energieentwertung, f rus. деградация энергии, f; обесценение энергии, n pranc. dégradation de l’énergie …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Degradation (Technik) — Eine Solarzelle oder photovoltaische Zelle ist ein elektrisches Bauelement, das die im Licht (in der Regel Sonnenlicht) enthaltene Strahlungsenergie direkt in elektrische Energie wandelt. Die physikalische Grundlage der Umwandlung ist der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Energy — This article is about the scalar physical quantity. For other uses, see Energy (disambiguation). Energetic redirects here. For other uses, see Energetic (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Energy crisis — An energy crisis is any great bottleneck (or price rise) in the supply of energy resources to an economy. It usually refers to the shortage of oil and additionally to electricity or other natural resources. An energy crisis may be referred to as… …   Wikipedia

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