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a device operating on the Carnot cycle in which the first temperature is higher than the second.


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  • Carnot principle

    noun the principle that no heat engine can be more efficient than one operating on a Carnot cycle of reversible changes

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    the principle that no engine operating between two given temperatures can be more efficient than a Carnot engine operating between the same temperatures.

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    pertaining to or characterized by the flesh or the body, its passions and appetites; sensual: carnal pleasures. not spiritual; merely human; temporal; worldly: a man of secular, rather carnal, leanings. Contemporary Examples Stated simply and carnally: “There are some cuties on there [Tinder].” Does Sex Really Distract Olympians? Kent Sepkowitz February 15, 2014 Historical Examples […]

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