fugacity

noun
fu·​gac·​i·​ty | \ fyü-ˈga-sə-tē How to pronounce fugacity (audio) \

Definition of fugacity

: 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

First Known Use of fugacity

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fugacity

fugacious

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“Fugacity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fugacity. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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fugacity

noun
fu·​gac·​i·​ty | \ fyü-ˈgas-ət-ē How to pronounce fugacity (audio) \
plural fugacities

Medical Definition of fugacity

: 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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