Definition of dissipative in English:

dissipative

adjective

See dissipate

  • ‘This fact assumes a particular quality when considering ecosystems or their major compartments from the viewpoint of self-organized dissipative structures.’
  • ‘This state may be associated with dissipative structures, i.e., structures resulting from a dissipation of energy rather than from conservative molecular forces.’
  • ‘Surprisingly, the dissipative interactions decrease strongly after the first force peak occurring at a tip-sample distance of 25 nm.’
  • ‘These biological metaphors also highlight the ‘selforganisation’ found in dissipative structures and open systems.’
  • ‘Geomorphological systems are open and dissipative.’

Pronunciation

dissipative

/ˈdɪsɪpətɪv/