Definition of Compressibility

1. Noun. The property of being able to occupy less space.

Exact synonyms: Sponginess, Squeezability
Generic synonyms: Softness
Derivative terms: Compressible, Compressible, Spongy, Squeezable
Antonyms: Incompressibility

Definition of Compressibility

1. n. The quality of being compressible of being compressible; as, the compressibility of elastic fluids.

Definition of Compressibility

1. Noun. the degree to which something is compressible ¹

2. Noun. (context: thermodynamics) the product of pressure and molar volume divided by the product of the gas constant and the absolute temperature ¹

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Definition of Compressibility

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compressibility

compressed air
compressed gas
compressed sponge
compressed tablet
compressed yeast
compressibility (current term)
compressible cavernous bodies
compression anaesthesia
compression bandage
compression fracture
compression molding
compression neuropathy
compression of brain
compression of tissue

Literary usage of Compressibility

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1. Mathematical and Physical Papers: Collected from Different Scientific by Baron William Thomson Kelvin, Sir Joseph Larmor, James Prescott Joule (1890)
"0-0000026 * Tait's determinations of the compressibility of Glass were made by direct observation of the diminution of length of a glass rod subjected to ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1900)
"Note on the compressibility of Solutions of Sugar. By Prof. Tait. (Read July 18, 1898.) In continuation of former investigations of the alteration of ..."

3. A Text-book of Physics by John Henry Poynting, Joseph John Thomson (1907)
"In order, then, to be able to determine from the depression of the liquid the compressibility of water we must be able to estimate the alteration in volume ..."

4. The Compressibilities of the Elements and Their Periodic Relations by Theodore William Richards, Wilfred Newsome Stull, Francis Newton Brink, Frederic Bonnet (1907)
"It is now possible to compute the compressibility of mercury between 100 and 500 ... The results are recorded in the following table: compressibility of ..."

5. Scientific Papers by Peter Guthrie Tait (1900)
"OVIL ON THE compressibility OF LIQUIDS IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR MOLECULAR PRESSURE. [Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, March 6, 1893. ..."

6. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1894)
"Numerous experiments on the compressibility of nitrogen, sulphurous acid, ... compressibility of Gases under High Pressures. — The compressibility of gases ..."

7. The Mathematical Monthly by John Daniel Runkle (1860)
"If such is the case, -7 Xi*= compressibility of liquid by 1 additional atmosphere. ... G42.7 Sulphuric Ether, " " d = 581.7 £ = compressibility of air under ..."

8. Laboratory Physics: A Students Manual for Colleges and Scientific Schools by Dayton Clarence Miller (1903)
"compressibility OF A LIQUID WITH THE PIEZOMETER Determine the compressibility of ... The compressibility of a liquid may be determined with a piezometer, ..."

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