e'qui•par•ti'tion of en'ergy

Pronunciation: (ē'kwu-pär-tish'un, ek'wu-, ē"kwu-, ek"wu), [key] Thermodynamics.
the theorem that the kinetic energy is the same for each degree of freedom in a system in thermal equilibrium.

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