viscosity index

noun

Definition of viscosity index

: an arbitrary number assigned as a measure of the constancy of the viscosity of a lubricating oil with change of temperature with higher numbers indicating viscosities that change little with temperature

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Recent Examples on the Web An oil’s resistance to thinning in hotter temperatures is called the viscosity index. Paul Weissler, Popular Mechanics, 31 Aug. 2020 Resistance to thinning with increasing temperature is called viscosity index. Paul Weissler, Popular Mechanics, 14 Feb. 2019 Resistance to thinning with increasing temperature is called viscosity index. Paul Weissler, Popular Mechanics, 14 Feb. 2019 Resistance to thinning with increasing temperature is called viscosity index. Paul Weissler, Popular Mechanics, 14 Feb. 2019 Resistance to thinning with increasing temperature is called viscosity index. Paul Weissler, Popular Mechanics, 14 Feb. 2019 Resistance to thinning with increasing temperature is called viscosity index. Paul Weissler, Popular Mechanics, 14 Feb. 2019 Resistance to thinning with increasing temperature is called viscosity index. Paul Weissler, Popular Mechanics, 14 Feb. 2019 Resistance to thinning with increasing temperature is called viscosity index. Paul Weissler, Popular Mechanics, 14 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of viscosity index

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Viscosity index.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viscosity%20index. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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