Definition of microcanonical in English:

microcanonical

adjective

Physics
  • In statistical mechanics: designating concepts that describe or relate to a closed system of constant volume which is thermally isolated from its surroundings, and whose total energy is constant and is known.

Origin

Early 20th century. From micro- + canonical.

Pronunciation

microcanonical

/ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)kəˈnɒnɪkl/