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Related to Carnot cycle: Rankine cycle, Refrigeration cycle
(General Engineering) an idealized reversible heat-engine cycle giving maximum efficiency and consisting of an isothermal expansion, an adiabatic expansion, an isothermal compression, and an adiabatic compression back to the initial state
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|Noun||1.||Carnot cycle - a cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat|