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Meaning of VISCOSITY

Pronunciation:  vi'sk√Ęsitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  resistance of a liquid to sheer forces (and hence to flow)
 

VISCOSITY is a 9 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: viscousness
 
 See Also: body, cohesiveness, consistence, consistency, gelatinousness, glueyness, gluiness, glutinosity, glutinousness, gumminess, ropiness, sliminess, stickiness, viscidity, viscidness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vis*cos"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. viscosit['e], LL.
viscositas.]
1. The quality or state of being viscous.

2. (Physics) A quality analogous to that of a viscous fluid,
   supposed to be caused by internal friction, especially in
   the case of gases.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Viscosity refers to the quality of a liquid being thick and slow-to-flow. For instance, cold honey has a much higher viscosity than water.
 

 

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