Definition of Permeability

1. Noun. The property of something that can be pervaded by a liquid (as by osmosis or diffusion).

Exact synonyms: Permeableness
Generic synonyms: Porosity, Porousness
Specialized synonyms: Absorbency
Antonyms: Impermeability
Derivative terms: Permeable, Permeable



Definition of Permeability

1. n. The quality or state of being permeable.

Definition of Permeability

1. Noun. the property of being permeable ¹

2. Noun. the rate of flow of a fluid through a porous material ¹

3. Noun. (geology) a measure of the ability of a rock to transmit fluids (such as oil or water) ¹

4. Noun. (physics) a quantitative measure of the degree of magnetization of a material in the presence of an applied magnetic field (measured in newtons per ampere squared in SI units). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Permeability

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Medical Definition of Permeability

1. The property or state of being permeable. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Permeability

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1. Electrical Engineering: The Theory and Characteristics of Electrical by Clarence Victor Christie (1917)
"permeability. — permeability is the ratio of the magnetic conductivity of a ... The permeability of such substances is for all practical purposes the same ..."

2. Science Abstracts by Institution of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"As the permeability depends upon intensity of magnetisation, ... (8) permeability decreases with rise of temperature near the critical point a minimum value ..."

3. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1916)
"THE DECREASE OF permeability PRODUCED BY ANESTHETICS ... The permeability was measured by determining the electrical resistance of the tissues by a method ..."

4. Annual Report by New Jersey Geological Survey, New Jersey State Geologist (1905)
"permeability. Definition.—permeability and porosity or amount of pore space are ... Two sands may have the same permeability and yet have very different ..."

5. Smithsonian Physical Tables by Smithsonian Institution, Frederick Eugene Fowle (1916)
"I permeability OF IRON. TABLE 352. - permeability of Iron Rings and Win. gives, for a few specimens of iron, the magnetic induction Bt and permeability n, ..."

6. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1920)
"The permeability of a material is the ratio of the flux or of the number of ... The permeability «f air is taken as unity and with the exception of iron, ..."

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