zeroth law of thermodynamics

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Noun1.zeroth law of thermodynamics - the law that if two bodies are in thermal equilibrium with a third body then the first two bodies are in thermal equilibrium with each other
law of thermodynamics - (physics) a law governing the relations between states of energy in a closed system
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He covers the basic concepts, the Zeroth law of thermodynamics, and heat in his introduction, before going into the calculation of work in reversible and irreversible processes, power and refrigeration cycles, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and a great many other related subjects over the course of the bookAEs six chapters.
Johnson also fails to understand that he cannot allow the temperature of the object to drop, as this is a violation of the zeroth law of thermodynamics.
One wonders if for "Zeroth Law" (page 49), Somali American poet Samiya Bashir is alluding to the zeroth law of thermodynamics or Asimov's zeroth law of robotics.