Definitions for cryogenicsˌkraɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪks
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cry•o•gen•ics*ˌkraɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪks(n.)
the scientific study of extremely low temperatures.
* (used with a sing. v.).
Origin of cryogenics:
the branch of physics that studies the phenomena that occur at very low temperatures
the science and technology of the production of very low temperatures
the scientific study of low temperature phenomena
In physics, cryogenics is the study of the production of very low temperature and the behavior of materials at those temperatures. A person who studies elements that have been subjected to extremely cold temperatures is called a cryogenicist. Rather than the relative temperature scales of Celsius and Fahrenheit, cryogenicists use the absolute temperature scales. These are Kelvin or Rankine scale. The term cryogenics is often mistakenly used in fiction and popular culture to the very different cryonics.
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