Definitions for "Adiabatic"
Not giving out or receiving heat.
Of or denoting change in volume or pressure, with no heat gain or loss with the surrounding air.
(adj.) A process where no heat enters or leaves the system. In the atmospherie, when air rises, it expands because of a reduction in pressure. In the absence of non-adiabatic processes (condensation, evaporation, radiation), expansion causes the air to cool at about 1 degree per 300 feet.
Sufficiently slow variation of the externally controllable parameters of a quantum mechanical system so that the quantum eigenstate occupation probabilities remain unchanged over time.
invariants are quantities associated with approximately periodic motions which almost do not change, and are similarly useful. They are important in calculating the way ions and electrons move in a magnetic field.