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
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Correios is present in 5,570 Brazilian cities, with the biggest distribution capillarity from its network.
2006) report that these curves are typical of products with large amounts of sugar and solutes, and with low adsorption through capillarity, being characteristic of most foods (Bezerra et al.
The cold diffusion process uses the natural principles of capillarity and evaporation to gradually release fragrance without heat.
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Water is getting behind the wood siding and trim via capillarity (Figure 1).
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Also, address the problem of centralization of the thematic discussion processes, greatly interlacing the capillarity of the concepts and content and thus complicating the process of institutionalization.
Evidence for capillarity contributions to gecko adhesion from single spatula nanomechanical measurements.
In this case, the soil cylinder was placed on a saturated ceramic disc that, connected to a water reservoir, allowed the soil to be slowly wetted by capillarity rise.
Prior to the compression test, the samples were saturated with water by capillarity and submitted to the tension of 10kPa (both ultisol and oxisol) on a sand box (REINERT & REICHERT, 2006), and to 33, 100, 500 and 1500kPa (only the oxisol) in pressure chamber (KLUTE, 1986).