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viscosity

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viscosity

noun vis·cos·i·ty \vis-ˈkä-sə-tē\
plural vis·cos·i·ties

Definition of VISCOSITY

1
:  the quality or state of being viscous
2
:  the property of resistance to flow in a fluid or semifluid
3
:  the ratio of the tangential frictional force per unit area to the velocity gradient perpendicular to the direction of flow of a liquid —called also coefficient of viscosity

Examples of VISCOSITY

  1. <conducted an experiment to determine the viscosity of motor oil>

Origin of VISCOSITY

Middle English viscosite, from Anglo-French viscosité, from Medieval Latin viscositat-, viscositas, from Late Latin viscosus viscous
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

viscosity

noun vis·cos·i·ty \vis-ˈkäs-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural vis·cos·i·ties

Medical Definition of VISCOSITY

1
:  the quality of being viscous; especially :  the property of resistance to flow in a fluid or semifluid
2
:  the ratio of the tangential frictional force per unit area to the velocity gradient perpendicular to the direction of flow of a liquid—called also coefficient of viscosity

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