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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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viscosity

the quality or condition of being able to adhere to things. — viscous, adj.
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viscosity

In fluids, the resistance to flow.
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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
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viscosity

noun
The physical property of being viscous:
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Translations
viskoosisuusviskositeetti

viscosity

[vɪsˈkɒsɪtɪ] Nviscosidad f
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viscosity

[vɪsˈkɒsəti] nviscosité f
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viscosity

nZähflüssigkeit f; (Phys) → Viskosität f
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viscosity

[vɪsˈkɒsɪtɪ] nviscosità
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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.
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viscosity

n (pl -ties) viscosidad f
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Since the viscous force plays an important role in this experiment, the criterion of similarity for viscous force is used to judge similar situations.
(b) Ratio of total interfacial viscous force to total resistance force in microstructure C.
Furthermore, the down vortex suppresses earlier than the upper, this due to the fact that as Ri decreases, the velocity of particles behind the cylinder increases and moves toward the down wall of channel, the inertia force is added with viscous force, resulting in the down vortex delay first.
[mathematical expression not reproducible] was the motion viscous force of the drill string in the drilling mud and [mathematical expression not reproducible] was the drill-string motion macroscope velocity vector, not the elastic deformation of the bristle on the wellbore [20].
The Grashof number signifies the relative effect of the buoyancy force to the hydrodynamic viscous force. The positive values of Gr correspond to cooling of the plate and the negative values of Gr correspond to heating of the plate by free convection.
Dip coating is a process wherein a clean substrate is vertically withdrawn from coating fluid at a constant speed, with the effects of fluid viscous force, surface tension, and gravity keeping the fluid attached to the substrate.
As liquid has viscous force, it will oppose the deflection of the diaphragm and thus piezoresistive element associated with the combination will be stressed and resistance of bridge element will change.
The rotation parameter R defines the relative magnitude of the Coriolis force and the viscous force in the regime.
The Reynolds number represents the relative magnitude of inertial to the viscous force and with the increase of Reynolds number, the viscous forces decrease resulting in increases in velocity.
The calculation of viscous force exerted by a flowing fluid on a dense swerf of particles.
Through sacrifice small viscous force, spherical crown pressure force can be reduced dramatically on the blunt body of revolution, so the total force also reduced.