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1. Passing away quickly; evanescent.
2. Botany Withering or dropping off early.

[From Latin fugāx, fugāc-, from fugere, to flee.]

fu·ga′cious·ly adv.
fu·gac′i·ty (-găs′ĭ-tē) n.


1. (General Physics) thermodynamics Also called: escaping tendency a property of a gas, related to its partial pressure, that expresses its tendency to escape or expand, given by d(logef) = dμ/RT, where μ is the chemical potential, R the gas constant, and T the thermodynamic temperature. Symbol: f
2. (Botany) the state or quality of being fugacious


the condition of being fugacious or transitory; evanescence. — fugacious, adj.
See also: Decaying
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fugacity - the tendency of a gas to expand or escape
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
2.fugacity - the lack of enduring qualities (used chiefly of plant parts)
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
transience, transiency, transitoriness - an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying
References in classic literature ?
He perceives the independence of the thought on the symbol, the stability of the thought, the accidency and fugacity of the symbol.
Deshmukh and Mather [10] created a rigorous model, accounting for activity coefficients and fugacity correlations for all ionic species in MEA solutions.
The cloud is the symbol of the changeability and fugacity of everyday life, while the mountain presents the atemporal solidity of several valid truths.
Calculation and prediction of fugacity and activity coefficients in binary mixtures, using a self-regulated Fretwidth harmony search algorithm
Chemical potentials and fugacity coefficients are obtained in a manner similar to that outlined above.
Volatile speciation, water activity and oxygen fugacity will be also measured.
Well-aired river water has a high oxygen fugacity and provides the oxidizing environment necessary to dissolve silver (Hallbauer and Utter, 1977).
It was more limited in its fugacity and ultimately more ephemeral, as posters on walls were quickly pasted over or decayed and could not be retrieved and reworked.
2,3) Now it is regarded as a practical geophysical means of exploring the interior of the Earth, because the electrical conductivity of the materials that compose the Earth is sensitive to physical and chemical conditions such as temperature, water content, oxygen fugacity, the presence of melts, and carbon content, all of which are useful in aspects of Earth science.
Calculation of environmental distribution of bhT according to mackay fugacity model level i.