permeability

noun per·me·abil·i·ty \ ˌpər-mē-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of permeability

1 :the quality or state of being permeable
2 :the property of a magnetizable substance that determines the degree in which it modifies the magnetic flux in the region occupied by it in a magnetic field

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First Known Use of permeability

1759


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permeability

noun per·me·abil·i·ty \ ˌpər-mē-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē \

medical Definition of permeability

plural permeabilities
:the quality or state of being permeable


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