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[krahy-uh-jen-iks] /ˌkraɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of physics that deals with very low temperatures.
(functioning as sing) the branch of physics concerned with the production of very low temperatures and the phenomena occurring at these temperatures
The scientific study of how matter behaves at very low temperatures, sometimes approaching absolute zero, and how such temperatures can be achieved and maintained. See also superconductivity, superfluid.

cryogenics [(kreye-uh-jen-iks)]

The branch of technology concerned with the behavior of materials at very low temperatures, particularly temperatures near absolute zero.


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