Definition of Incompressibility

1. Noun. The property of being incompressible.

Generic synonyms: Hardness
Antonyms: Compressibility
Derivative terms: Incompressible



Definition of Incompressibility

1. n. The quality of being incompressible, or incapable of reduction in volume by pressure; -- formerly supposed to be a property of liquids.

Definition of Incompressibility

1. Noun. The quality of being incompressible, of not compressing under pressure ¹

2. Noun. (physics) The bulk modulus or modulus of incompressibility, measured in either electron volts or dynes per square centimeter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Incompressibility

1. The quality of being incompressible, or incapable of reduction in volume by pressure; formerly supposed to be a property of liquids. "The incompressibility of water is not absolute." (Rees) Origin: Cf. F. Incompressibilite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incompressibility

incompliant
incomposed
incomposite
incompossibilities
incompossibility
incompossible
incomprehense
incomprehensibility
incomprehensible
incomprehensibleness
incomprehensibly
incomprehension
incomprehensive
incomprehensively
incompressibilities
incompressibility (current term)
incompressible
incomputability
incomputable
incomputably
incomunicado
inconcealable
inconceivabilities
inconceivability
inconceivable
inconceivableness
inconceivably
inconceptible
inconcerning
inconcinne

Literary usage of Incompressibility

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1. The Physics of Earthquake Phenomena by Cargill Gilston Knott (1908)
"Rigidity and incompressibility. Shear and Shearing Stress. Extension and Bending. Static and Kinetic Moduli. Elastic Constants for Rocks. Milne and Gray. ..."

2. On Heat in Its Relations to Water and Steam: Embracing New Views of by Charles Wye Williams (1864)
"We will first consider it in reference to the properties of COMPRESSIBILITY AND incompressibility. The amount of compression of which water is susceptible ..."

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