fugacity

noun

fu·​gac·​i·​ty fyü-ˈga-sə-tē How to pronounce fugacity (audio)
: the vapor pressure of a vapor assumed to be an ideal gas obtained by correcting the determined vapor pressure and useful as a measure of the escaping tendency of a substance from a heterogeneous system

Word History

Etymology

fugacious

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fugacity was in 1902

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“Fugacity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fugacity. Accessed 27 May. 2023.

Medical Definition

fugacity

noun
fu·​gac·​i·​ty fyü-ˈgas-ət-ē How to pronounce fugacity (audio)
plural fugacities
: the vapor pressure of a vapor assumed to be an ideal gas obtained by correcting the determined vapor pressure and useful as a measure of the escaping tendency of a substance from a heterogeneous system

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