(physics, quantum mechanics, of a process) That involves the slow change of the Hamiltonian of a system from its initial value to a final value.
Origin of Adiabatic
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Ancient Greek ἀδιάβατος (adiabatos, “impassible”), from ἀ (a, “not”) + διά (dia, “through”) + βατός (batos, “passable”), from βαίνειν (bainein, “to go”). See βαίνω (bainō).
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