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n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The production of low temperatures or the study of low-temperature phenomena. Also called cryogeny.
(General Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the production of very low temperatures and the phenomena occurring at these temperatures
cry•o•gen•ics(ˌkraɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪks)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the scientific study of extremely low temperatures.
The branch of physics that studies how matter behaves at very low temperatures.
the branch of physics that studies the production and effects of very low temperatures. — cryogenic, adj.See also: Cold
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absolute zero - (cryogenics) the lowest temperature theoretically attainable (at which the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules is minimal); 0 Kelvin or -273.15 centigrade or -459.67 Fahrenheit