Definition of Ergon

1. n. Work, measured in terms of the quantity of heat to which it is equivalent.



Definition of Ergon

1. business [n -S] - See also: business

Medical Definition of Ergon

1. A unit used to measure or represent the stability of a gene over the lifetime of a given organism. It is a function of the ratio of the adenine-thymine to the guanine-cytosine content of the gene, and is evidenced by the continual physical expression of the trait coded by the gene. (11 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ergon

ergographic
ergographs
ergoline
ergolines
ergolinic
ergology
ergoloid mesylates
ergomania
ergometer
ergometers
ergometric
ergometries
ergometrine
ergometrine maleate
ergometry
ergon (current term)
ergonometric
ergonomic
ergonomically
ergonomics
ergonomist
ergonomists
ergonovine
ergonovines
ergons
ergopeptine
ergopeptines
ergophilia
ergophobia
ergophobias

Literary usage of Ergon

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1. The Mechanical Theory of Heat: With Its Applications to the Steam-engine and by Rudolf Clausius (1867)
"Heat and ergon are, in fact, two magnitudes which admit of mutual transformation and substitution, without any alteration in the numerical values of the ..."

2. The Sunday Magazine by Thomas Guthrie, William Garden Blaikie, Benjamin Waugh (1874)
"Since then Ago had been the guardian angel of a nation, while ergon had been away on a long ... And then Ago looked at ergon, and ergon looked back again. ..."

3. Units and Physical Constants by Joseph David Everett (1886)
"The forms ergon, ergal, and erg have been suggested; but the second of these has been used in a different sense by Clausius. In this case also we propose, ..."

4. Units and Physical Constants by Joseph David Everett (1886)
"The forms ergon, ergal, and erg have been suggested; but the second of these has been used in a different sense by Clausius. In this case also we propose, ..."

5. Origin of Language and Myths by Morgan Peter Kavanagh (1871)
"Nor should we here omit to observe that in the erg of ergon we have but a different ... The 6 of the erg of ergon must have therefore been aspirated by some ..."

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