bulk density

noun

Definition of bulk density

  1. :  the density of a given amount of particulate matter (such as a powder) Industry experts say the feather fiber resists wet collapse and has a greater bulk density than conventional wood pulp fiber. — Baltimore Sun, 30 Jan. 1996 The bulk density of a substance is determined by dividing the total mass of the substance by the volume that it occupies. Since the mass is in the form of a number of discrete particles, this value can vary depending on how the particles are arranged and therefore is not necessarily dependent on the physical properties of the material.

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1940

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1940


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