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Definition: Dissipation of energy
, 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 degradation of a
peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.
He saw many removes and degradations in all the
other offices of which he had been possessed.
2. The state of being reduced in rank, character, or
reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual
degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
The . . . degradation of a needy man of letters.
Deplorable is the degradation of our nature.
Moments there frequently must be, when a sinner is
sensible of the degradation of his state. --Blair.
3. Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value;
The development and degradation of the alphabetic
forms can be traced. --I. Taylor
4. (Geol.) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and
banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
5. (Biol.) The state or condition of a species or group which
exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
The degradation of the species man is observed in
some of its varieties. --Dana.
6. (Physiol.) Arrest of development, or degeneration of any
organ, or of the body as a whole.
Degradation of energy
, or Dissipation of energy
(Physics), the transformation of energy into some form in
which it is less available for doing work.
Syn: Abasement; debasement; reduction; decline.
[L. dissipatio: cf. F. dissipation.]
1. The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of
dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
Without loss or dissipation of the matter. --Bacon.
The famous dissipation of mankind. --Sir M. Hale.
2. A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc.,
are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in
vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.;
To reclaim the spendthrift from his dissipation and
extravagance. --P. Henry.
3. A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
Prevented from finishing them [the letters] a
thousand avocations and dissipations. --Swift.
Dissipation of energy
. Same as Degradation of energy