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vis·cos·i·ty

 (vĭ-skŏs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. vis·cos·i·ties
1. The condition or property of being viscous.
2. Physics Coefficient of viscosity.

viscosity

(vɪsˈkɒsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state or property of being viscous
2. (General Physics) physics
a. the extent to which a fluid resists a tendency to flow
b. Also called: absolute viscosity a measure of this resistance, equal to the tangential stress on a liquid undergoing streamline flow divided by its velocity gradient. It is measured in newton seconds per metre squared. Symbol: η See also kinematic viscosity, specific viscosity

vis•cos•i•ty

(vɪˈskɒs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being viscous.
2.
a. the property of a fluid that resists the force tending to cause the fluid to flow.
b. the measure of the extent to which a fluid possesses this property.
[1375–1425]

vis·cos·i·ty

(vĭ-skŏs′ĭ-tē)
The resistance of a substance to flow. A substance that can flow easily has a low viscosity. A substance that cannot flow easily has a high viscosity.

viscosity

the quality or condition of being able to adhere to things. — viscous, adj.
See also: Materials, Properties of

viscosity

In fluids, the resistance to flow.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viscosity - resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow)
consistency, eubstance, consistence, body - the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
stickiness - the property of sticking to a surface
sliminess - a property resembling or being covered with slime
glueyness, gluiness, gumminess, ropiness, tackiness, viscidity, viscidness, cohesiveness - the property of being cohesive and sticky
gelatinousness, glutinosity, glutinousness - the property of having a viscosity like jelly

viscosity

noun
The physical property of being viscous:
Translations
viskoosisuusviskositeetti

viscosity

[vɪsˈkɒsɪtɪ] Nviscosidad f

viscosity

[vɪsˈkɒsəti] nviscosité f

viscosity

nZähflüssigkeit f; (Phys) → Viskosität f

viscosity

[vɪsˈkɒsɪtɪ] nviscosità

vis·cos·i·ty

n. viscosidad, cualidad de ser viscoso, esp. la propiedad de los líquidos de no fluir libremente debido a la fricción de las moléculas.

viscosity

n (pl -ties) viscosidad f
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