capillarity

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cap·il·lar·i·ty

 (kăp′ə-lăr′ĭ-tē)
n.
Capillary action.

capillarity

(ˌkæpɪˈlærɪtɪ)
n
(General Physics) a phenomenon caused by surface tension and resulting in the distortion, elevation, or depression of the surface of a liquid in contact with a solid. Also called: capillary action

cap•il•lar•i•ty

(ˌkæp əˈlær ɪ ti)

n.
the elevation or depression of part of a liquid surface coming in contact with a solid.
[1820–30]

capillarity

The rise or fall of a liquid in a narrow tube, caused by the relative attraction of its molecules for each other and the tube wall.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capillarity - a phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillariescapillarity - a phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries
surface tension - a phenomenon at the surface of a liquid caused by intermolecular forces
Translations

capillarity

[ˌkæpɪˈlærɪtɪ] Ncapilaridad f

capillarity

[ˌkæpɪˈlærɪtɪ] n (Phys) → capillarità