droplet

noun
drop·​let | \ ˈdräp-lət How to pronounce droplet (audio) \

Definition of droplet

: a tiny drop (as of a liquid)

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Examples of droplet in a Sentence

Droplets of water collected on the windows. there were only a few droplets left in the canteen
Recent Examples on the Web For $99, the only part of you that gets to make the trip is a tiny droplet of your spit. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Spit in space: S.F. company offers to 'send a piece of you to the moon'," 19 Feb. 2021 Those masks had a droplet transmission rate of less than 0.1 percent. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Cloth Masks, Surgical Masks, or Double Masks: Which Are Safest?," 22 Jan. 2021 The corelets trigger droplet formation in cells, allowing the researchers to more precisely probe what protein concentrations are necessary for phase separation and which parts of the molecule are required for the behavior. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "Sloppy science or groundbreaking idea? Theory for how cells organize contents divides biologists," 21 Jan. 2021 At the time that Flügge was measuring droplet travel, New York City was overcome by a terrible respiratory disease. Brooke Jarvis, The New Yorker, "What Happens When You Breathe," 18 Jan. 2021 Each layer of these medical-grade masks serves a distinct purpose, Singal explained: The outer layer typically has a non-toxic, water-repellant chemical polypropylene woven into it to protect against large droplet exposures. Lauren Levy, NBC News, "How to buy the best disposable face mask, according to experts," 5 Jan. 2021 Squeeze in a single droplet, stir, and check the color before adding another lone drop. Sophie Bushwick, Popular Science, "Make magical scratch-and-sniff holiday cards with the kids," 21 Dec. 2020 In Cardiff on Tuesday, the lead pharmacist, Darrell Baker, watched as a colleague filled a syringe with saline solution, shook off a droplet and then injected it into a vial of the vaccine, before drawing the mixture into five new syringes. Benjamin Mueller, New York Times, "As U.K. Begins Vaccinations, a Glimpse of Life After Covid," 8 Dec. 2020 For a 100-micrometer droplet, the researchers found that the travel distance increases from about 3 feet without wind to about 22 feet at a wind speed of about 6.7 miles per hour. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Cough droplets can travel beyond six feet, new simulation study suggests," 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of droplet

1607, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of droplet was in 1607

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27 Feb 2021

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“Droplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/droplet. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for droplet

droplet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of droplet

: a very small drop of liquid

droplet

noun
drop·​let | \ ˈdrä-plət How to pronounce droplet (audio) \

Kids Definition of droplet

: a tiny drop

droplet

noun
drop·​let | \ ˈdräp-lət How to pronounce droplet (audio) \

Medical Definition of droplet

: a tiny drop (as of a liquid)

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