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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.
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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
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the condition of being fugacious or transitory; evanescence. — fugacious, adj.
See also: Decaying
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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
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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.
(8) By liquid modernity I refer to Zygmunt Bauman's (2000) sociological idea that our time is essentially characterised by constant fluidity, vagueness, existential fugacity, epistemic chaos, and hence a complete lack of lived fixity.
In fact, zeros in the complex fugacity (or chemical potential) plane offer a much more comfortable scenario and are the ones first studied in refs [7] and [8], today those zeros are commonly named Lee-Yang zeros.
Due to his short lifespan the snowman symbolizes fugacity. Nowadays the global warming i.e.
The increase in the oxygen fugacity of depositional environment causes trivalent Ce to be converted into tetravalent Ce which has higher charge and same ionic radius (Kraemer et al., 2016), and becomes less mobile relative to other trivalent rare earth elements (Constantopoulos, 1988).
A morphological, mineralogical and paragenetic description of quartz veins is presented, a detailed fluid inclusion study is reported, and an estimation of the conditions related to temperature, pressure, pH and oxygen fugacity (f[O.sub.2]) is performed.
There is a scale for showing the strength if an acid or alkali; known as pH which is an abbreviation for power or fugacity of the Hydrogen and has values from 0 to 14.
If they do not exist, then the handling volume and the physical properties (e.g., fugacity and volatility) of the substance are considered.
During this process, the interaction between fluids and wall rocks, as well as the changes in environmental conditions such as temperature, pressure, oxygen fugacity, and pH, can significantly influence the chemical states of the fluids and metals.
Pedrazzi, "Substitution mechanisms and implications for the estimate of water fugacity for Ti-rich phlogopite from Mt.
In Sections 2.1 and 2.2 we study the real and imaginary part of the potential in the isotropic medium and effective fugacity quasi-particle model (EQPM) in Section 2.3.