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Meaning of SATURATION

Pronunciation:  `satshu'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid
  2. [n]  chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vividness of hue
  3. [n]  the process of permeating or infusing
  4. [n]  a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence
 

SATURATION is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: chroma, impregnation, intensity, permeation, pervasion, suffusion, vividness
 
 See Also: ammonification, carbonation, chromatic color, chromatic colour, color property, condition, diffusion, filling, saturation point, spectral color, spectral colour, status

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sat`u*ra"tion\, n. [L. saturatio: cf. F.
saturation.]
1. The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating;
   complete penetration or impregnation.

2. (Chem.) The act, process, or result of saturating a
   substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent.

3. (Optics) Freedom from mixture or dilution with white;
   purity; -- said of colors.

Note: The degree of saturation of a color is its relative
      purity, or freedom from admixture with white.

 

 

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