Definition of thermalization in US English:

thermalization

(British thermalisation)

noun

  • See thermalize

    • ‘This breakup is a fast event (usually occurring during thermalization or at the beginning of the productive simulation phase) but also a rare event.’
    • ‘The simulation consists of thermalization, equilibration, and production phases.’
    • ‘The horizon size predicted by the existing Big Bang model is too small to account for the observed isotropy in the cosmic microwave background to have evolved naturally by thermalization.’
    • ‘The magnitude of the observed anisotropic flow effect is sensitive to the degree of thermalization at the collision's earliest moments.’
    • ‘The collisional thermalization between electrons and ions is very slow, due to the large difference in their masses, and it occurs on a millisecond timescale.’

Pronunciation

thermalization

/ˌTHərməliˈzāSHən/