Definition of Fugacity

1. Noun. The tendency of a gas to expand or escape.

Generic synonyms: Physical Property



2. Noun. The lack of enduring qualities (used chiefly of plant parts).
Exact synonyms: Fugaciousness
Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Generic synonyms: Transience, Transiency, Transitoriness
Derivative terms: Fugacious, Fugacious

Definition of Fugacity

1. a. The quality of being fugacious; fugaclousness; volatility; as, fugacity of spirits.

Definition of Fugacity

1. Noun. A measure of the tendency of a fluid to expand or escape ¹

2. Noun. (physics) A measure of the relative stability of different phases of a substance under the same conditions ¹

3. Noun. Transience ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fugacity

1. lack of enduring qualities [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Fugacity

1. The tendency of the molecules in a fluid, as a result of all forces acting on them, to leave a given site in the body; the escaping tendency of a fluid, as in diffusion, evaporation, etc. Origin: L. Fuga, flight (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Fugacity

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Physical Chemistry from the Standpoint by Edward Wight Washburn (1921)
"(b) The Influence of the Ion Concentration upon the fugacity of Ions.—The necessary data for calculating the variation of molal fugacity with concentration ..."

2. Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributed to the New York Tribune from by Charles Taber Congdon (1869)
"... PRUDENT fugacity. IT is an unquestionable fact, that a considerable prejudice has always prevailed in military circles against running away; ..."

3. Chromatography; Or, A Treatise on Colours and Pigments: And of Their Powers by George Field (1841)
"... ON THE DURABILITY AND fugacity OF COLOURS. " Parthenius thinks in Reynolds' steps he treads, And ev'ry day a different palette spreads ; Now bright in ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences by American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1902)
"Now p, at infinite dilution, is equal to the fugacity of the substance in ... If now it is desired to find the fugacity of any molecular species X in any ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"In these columns are also presented the deviations produced in the "fugacity ratios" by the average deviations from the mean electromotive forces given in ..."

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