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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This product has great absorption and capillarity properties.
When transferring the trays to benches with an intermittent irrigation by capillarity, the ideal is the use of a substrate that stores a large volume of water easily available to plants.
Each bottle was filled with 1.5 kg of sand and 1 L of nutrient solution, which reached the substrate by capillarity.
Moreover, in the particular case, it is necessary to add to the momentum equation a capillarity tensor if we take under consideration the surface tension effects.
Additionally, the tributaries source their water from saturated ground and water table through capillarity.
For that, pot weight at field capacity ([W.sub.FC]) was determined based on saturation by capillarity followed by drainage until constant weight, and each pot was daily weighed to obtain the current weight ([W.sub.C]).
These materials are uniformly mixed and capillarity injected into the sample cell, which is assembled from two indium-tin-oxide-coated glass slides separated by two 5.4 [micro]m-thick plastic spacers.