Definition of Supersaturation

1. n. The operation of supersaturating, or the state of being supersaturated.



Definition of Supersaturation

1. Noun. (physics) The condition of a solution being more highly concentrated than is normally possible ¹

2. Noun. (physics) the condition of a vapour having a higher saturation vapour pressure than is normally possible ¹

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Definition of Supersaturation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Supersaturation

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1. The Natural History of Igneous Rocks by Alfred Harker (1909)
"CHAPTER IX supersaturation AND DEFERRED CRYSTALLIZATION supersaturation.—Crystallization in a supersaturated magma.—Rate of growth of crystals. ..."

2. Properties of Steam and Thermodynamic Theory of Turbines by Hugh Longbourne Callendar (1920)
"It is obvious, however, that some degree of supersaturation must persist ... For this purpose the supersaturation limit may be defined as the limit of the ..."

3. Outlines of General Chemistry by Wilhelm Ostwald (1912)
"80) shows that supersaturation must take place if gas nuclei are absent. ... Apparently nothing like this degree of supersaturation is necessary to cause ..."

4. Thermodynamics for Engineers by James Alfred Ewing (1920)
"The loss which results from supersaturation is therefore nearly six per cent. of the available heat-drop. This loss of available energy, which occurs in a ..."

5. Methods in Chemical Analysis: Originated Or Developed in the Kent Chemical by Frank Austin Gooch (1912)
"Prevention of Gooch and Ward* have made use of various means supersaturation. in the effort to break up supersaturation of the precipitating medium when ..."

6. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1909)
"... the mixture cools to the temperature, t, when it will be saturated with A, which upon further cooling will separate if supersaturation does not set in. ..."

7. Criminal Sociology by Enrico Ferri, William West Smithers, Joseph Ignatius Kelly, John Lisle (1917)
"Further, it may be said that, as in chemistry, an exceptional supersaturation may occur through an increase of temperature of the solvent liquid, so, also, ..."

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