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sat·u·ra·tion

 (săch′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of saturating.
b. The condition of being saturated.
c. The condition of being full to or beyond satisfaction; satiety.
2. Physics A state of a ferromagnetic substance in which an increase in applied magnetic field strength does not produce an increase in magnetization.
3. Chemistry The state of a compound or solution that is fully saturated.
4. Meteorology A condition in which air at a specific temperature contains all the water vapor it can hold; 100 percent relative humidity.
5. Vividness of hue; degree of difference from a gray of the same lightness or brightness. Also called intensity. See Table at color.
6. Intensive shelling or bombing of a military target to achieve total destruction.
7. The flooding of a market with all of a commodity that consumers can purchase.

saturation

(ˌsætʃəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. the act of saturating or the state of being saturated
2. (Chemistry) chem the state of a chemical compound, solution, or vapour when it is saturated
3. (Physical Geography) meteorol the state of the atmosphere when it can hold no more water vapour at its particular temperature and pressure, the relative humidity then being 100 per cent
4. (General Physics) the attribute of a colour that enables an observer to judge its proportion of pure chromatic colour. See also colour
5. (General Physics) physics the state of a ferromagnetic material in which it is fully magnetized. The magnetic domains are then all fully aligned
6. (Electronics) electronics the state of a valve or semiconductor device that is carrying the maximum current of which it is capable and is therefore unresponsive to further increases of input signal
7. (Economics) the level beyond which demand for a product or service is not expected to increase
modifier
denoting the maximum possible intensity of coverage of an area: saturation bombing; a saturation release of a film.

sat•u•ra•tion

(ˌsætʃ əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of saturating.
2. the state of being saturated.
3. a condition in the atmosphere corresponding to 100 percent relative humidity.
4. the degree of chroma or purity of a color; the degree of freedom from admixture with white.
5. the state of maximum magnetization of a ferromagnetic material.
[1545–55; < Late Latin saturātiō filling; see saturate, -tion]

sat·u·ra·tion

(săch′ə-rā′shən)
The vividness of a color's hue. Saturation measures the degree to which a color differs from a gray of the same brightness or lightness. See more at color.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saturation - the process of totally saturating something with a substance; "the impregnation of wood with preservative"; "the saturation of cotton with ether"
permeation, pervasion, suffusion - the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
2.saturation - the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid
filling - the act of filling something
3.saturation - a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
saturation point - (chemistry) the stage at which a substance will receive no more of another substance in solution or in a vapor
4.saturation - chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue
color property - an attribute of color
Translations
إشْباع، إبْتِلال
nasycení
mætning
zasićenje
átitatás
mettun
nasýtenie
doyma

saturation

[ˌsætʃəˈreɪʃən]
A. Nsaturación f
B. CPD saturation bombing Nbombardeo m por saturación
saturation diving Nbuceo m de saturación
saturation point N to reach saturation point (Chem, fig) → alcanzar el punto de saturación

saturation

[ˌsætʃʊˈreɪʃən]
n [market] → saturation f saturation bombing, saturation coverage, saturation pointsaturation bombing nbombardement m intensifsaturation coverage nmédiatisation f à outrancesaturation point n (fig)seuil m de saturation

saturation

nSättigung f

saturation

:
saturation bombing
saturation point
nSättigungspunkt m; (fig)Sättigungsgrad m; to have reached saturationseinen Sättigungsgrad erreicht haben

saturation

[ˌsætʃəˈreɪʃn] nsaturazione f

saturate

(ˈsӕtʃəreit) verb
1. to make very wet. Saturate the earth round the plants.
2. to fill completely. The market has been saturated with paintings like that.
satuˈration noun

sat·u·ra·tion

n. saturación, acto de saturar;
___ indexíndice de ___;
___ timetiempo de ___.

saturation

n saturación f; oxygen — saturación de oxígeno
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He drank rum - five glasses regularly every evening; and for the greater portion of his nightly visit to the George sat, with his glass in his right hand, in a state of melancholy alcoholic saturation.
The probability is that she never gave the matter a thought, but took the line in question as an effect of saturation with the "Iliad," and of unconscious cerebration.
I do not think the authoress thought all this out, but attribute the strangeness of the coincidence to unconscious cerebration and saturation.
The same causes lead to confusion of tongues, a clattering of crockery, a rattling of tin mugs, a whisking of brooms, and an expenditure of water, all in excess, while the saturation of the young ladies themselves is almost too moving a spectacle for Mrs.
In the mean-while all the shore rang with the trump of bullfrogs, the sturdy spirits of ancient wine-bibbers and wassailers, still unrepentant, trying to sing a catch in their Stygian lake -- if the Walden nymphs will pardon the comparison, for though there are almost no weeds, there are frogs there -- who would fain keep up the hilarious rules of their old festal tables, though their voices have waxed hoarse and solemnly grave, mocking at mirth, and the wine has lost its flavor, and become only liquor to distend their paunches, and sweet intoxication never comes to drown the memory of the past, but mere saturation and waterloggedness and distention.
However, I am of the opinion that we have already reached saturation point.
Detailed description of the object of the contract: Blood perfusion saturation of the brain (Cerebral and somatic regional oximeter saturation and apparatus for measuring the depth of sedation and anesthesia (awareness monitoring patients)
Some housing markets on the highest-performing list with high REO saturation rates were: Tucson, Arizona (REO saturation rate of 27.
The support group's chairwoman Suzanne Treacy said: "Oxygen Saturation Monitors can really help the families of babies born with congenital heart defects as it enables them to monitor the child's heart rate and the level of oxygen in their blood while they are at home.
Of these, seven were in saturation zones, which are designed to make it difficult for businesses to gain alcohol licences as any plans trigger an automatic objection from the police.
Unique Maritime Group will provide their 12 MAN ABS Classed saturation system, complete with SPHL for subsea construction work activities and will deploy its equipment, consumables and skilled diving personnel on board client-designated vessels for the project.
The notion of saturation flow was introduced for the first time in the basic definition of the signalised intersection approach capacity (Webster, Cobbe 1966).