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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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Effects of time on the viscosity of standard milk formula, thickened and incubated at 37[degrees]C Time V (cSt) V (cSt) V (cSt) (minutes) 2% 3% 5% 0 4.17 [+ or -] 7.37 [+ or -] 0.81 18.31 [+ or -] 3.69 0.99 20 5.13 [+ or -] 7.73 [+ or -] 1.24 23.82 [+ or -] 3.87 1.19 40 5.26 [+ or -] 8.15 [+ or -] 0.57 25.98 [+ or -] 2.62 1.21 60 5.97 [+ or -] 8.73 [+ or -] 0.20 25.80 [+ or -] 2.69 0.63 p-value 0.277 0.263 0.065 V= Viscosity; cSt= CentiStoke (unit of kinematic viscosity) p-value 2% vs 3%--0.072 p- value 2% vs 5%--0.000 p- value 3% vs 5%--0.000 Table 2.
This demonstrates a typical free-surface profile, at the vicinity of the contact line of one centistoke silicon oil, evaporating in the meniscus between two clean glass substrates.
The low pressure loss, which has been measured at less than 3.3 psi (0.23 bar) for a flow rate of 1.3 gal/min (5 liters/min) of cola syrup (approximately 24 centistoke), can only be achieved by the ease of movement and geometric precision of the turbines.
The oil's centistoke rating is a measure of its viscosity, or flow rate, when heated.
Earlier exemptions form the customs and production tax on bunkering fuel 180 and 380 centistoke grade fuel oil was available to Indian flag vessels carrying export-import cargoes and empty containers.
Last week Fujairah ex-wharf bunkers were at $4-7 per tonne for 380 centistoke (cst).
A960 cargoes are typically sold at high premiums of $10-$12 a ton to Singapore spot quotes, but the historically low prices transacted have resulted from the recent slump in 180- centistoke prices.
After air-fluid exchange, 20% sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas, 12% perfluoropropane (C3F8) gas, or 1000 centistoke silicone oil was used as the tamponade.
Spot cash premiums for the 180 centistoke (cst) and 380 cst grades have since improved to above $2 a tonne though, recovering from a discount low of 10 cents and 50 cents respectively as Western imports fell to three-year low levels in April.
When using these units for fluids with viscosities other than 1 centistoke, special calibrations and universal curves are available.
This stokes an unusually high demand for better-quality fuel with low viscosity of between 5 and 100 centistoke, which traders use to blend with the raw cargoes in onland tanks or floating storage to make the 380-cst bunker or marine fuel grade.
The new 10-speed transmission enables the fluid to reach a viscosity of 4.5 centistokes, thus, significantly reducing friction and the workload for the hydraulic pumps.