Definition of Capillarity

1. Noun. A phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries.

Exact synonyms: Capillary Action
Generic synonyms: Surface Tension
Derivative terms: Capillary



Definition of Capillarity

1. n. The quality or condition of being capillary.

Definition of Capillarity

1. Noun. The interaction between the surfaces of a solid and liquid in contact that distorts the normal geometry of the liquid surface; especially the rise or fall of a liquid in a fine tube. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Capillarity

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Medical Definition of Capillarity

1. The action by which the surface of a liquid where it contacts a solid is elevated or depressed, because of the relative attraction of the molecules of the liquid for each other and for those of the solid. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capillarity

capibaras
capiche
capicola
capillaceous
capillament
capillaments
capillarectasia
capillaria
capillariasis
capillaries
capillariness
capillariomotor
capillarioscopy
capillarities
capillaritis
capillarity (current term)
capillarization
capillarizations
capillarogenesis
capillaron
capillaropathy
capillaroscopy
capillary
capillary action
capillary angioma
capillary arteriole
capillary artery
capillary attraction
capillary bed
capillary circulation

Literary usage of Capillarity

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1. Mathematical Crystallography and the Theory of Groups of Movements by Harold Hilton (1903)
"be measured by a constant for each face which we shall call the capillarity constant. A crystal must always grow (if undisturbed) so that its surface energy ..."

2. Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied for the Use of by Adolphe Ganot, Edmund Atkinson (1886)
"These phenomena are ••>.ifed of in physics under the head of capillarity or ... The phenomena of capillarity are very various, but may all be referred '"•e ..."

3. Smithsonian Physical Tables by Smithsonian Institution, Thomas Gray (1903)
"196 British weights and measures, equivalents in metric 7 Capacities, conversion factors for 12 Capacity, specific inductive 263-265 capillarity, of aqueous ..."

4. An Introduction to Physical Measurements: With Appendices on Absolute by Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Kohlrausch (1899)
"DETERMINATION OF A COEFFICIENT OF capillarity. The coefficient of capillarity may be defined as the weight of fluid which is supported by the unit of length ..."

5. Lessons in Elementary Practical Physics by Balfour Stewart, William Winson Haldane Gee (1885)
"capillarity. 135. The student is supposed to be familiar with the general phenomena of capillarity, such as the elevation and depression of liquids in ..."

6. Lessons in Elementary Practical Physics by Balfour Stewart, William Winson Haldane Gee (1885)
"capillarity. 135. The student is supposed to be familiar with the general phenomena of capillarity, such as the elevation and depression of liquids in ..."

7. Elements of Meteorology, with Questions for Examination, Designed for by John Brocklesby (1869)
"capillarity. By capillary attraction is (C. 53,) understood, ... From this cause, a depression, termed its capillarity, occurs in the barometer, ..."

8. Chemistry of Familiar Things by Samuel Schmucker Sadtler (1920)
"for plant use when loose and open, but if packed and the grains of clay and sand are in close proximity, water comes up to the surface by capillarity too ..."

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