rhe·​ol·​o·​gy | \ rē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce rheology (audio) \

Definition of rheology

: a science dealing with the deformation and flow of matter also : the ability to flow or be deformed

Other Words from rheology

rheological \ ˌrē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce rheology (audio) \ or less commonly rheologic \ ˌrē-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce rheology (audio) \ adjective
rheologically \ ˌrē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce rheology (audio) \ adverb
rheologist \ rē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce rheology (audio) \ noun

Examples of rheology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The seemingly fluid nature of these slinky beasts intrigued researcher Marc-Antoine Fardin, who specializes in rheology, or the flow of matter. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of rheology

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Rheology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rheology. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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rhe·​ol·​o·​gy | \ rē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce rheology (audio) \
plural rheologies

Medical Definition of rheology

: a science dealing with the deformation and flow of matter

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