Definition of Porosity

1. Noun. The property of being porous; being able to absorb fluids.

Exact synonyms: Porousness
Generic synonyms: Body, Consistence, Consistency, Eubstance
Specialized synonyms: Sponginess, Permeability, Permeableness
Derivative terms: Porous, Porous, Porous
Antonyms: Solidity



Definition of Porosity

1. n. The quality or state of being porous; -- opposed to density.

Definition of Porosity

1. Noun. The state of being porous ¹

2. Noun. A measure of how porous a material is; the ratio of the volume of pores to the total volume ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Porosity

1. the state of being porous [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porosity

porogamy
porogenic
poromechanical
poromechanics
poromeric
poromerics
poroporo
pororoca
pororocas
porose
poroses
porosimeter
porosimetry
porosis
porosities
porosity (current term)
porosome
porosomes
porotic
porotics
porous
porously
porousness
porousnesses
porpentine
porpentines
porpess
porpesse
porpesses
porphin

Literary usage of Porosity

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1. Biennial report by North Dakota Geological Survey (1906)
"The porosity, the rapidity of drying, and to some degree the rapidity of ... porosity. The porosity of clay is due to the irregularity of its grains. ..."

2. Military Geology and Topography: A Presentation of Certain Phases of Geology by Herbert Ernest Gregory (1918)
"Diagrams to show relation of rock texture to porosity. o. Well- assorted sedimentary deposit having high porosity; b. poorly assorted sedimentary deposit ..."

3. Johnson's Materials of Construction by John Butler Johnson, Morton Owen Withey (1919)
"porosity and Density.—The porosity of a stone is the ratio of the volume of its ... porosity is less accurately computed by the method outlined in Art. 452. ..."

4. Johnson's Materials of Construction by John Butler Johnson (1918)
"porosity and Density.—The porosity of a stone is the ratio of the volume of its pores to the ... porosity may be accurately computed as follows: The stone, ..."

5. The Building and Ornamental Stones of Wisconsin by Ernest Robertson Buckley (1898)
"The results are recorded in Part II., Chapter VIII., Table V. porosity.—The percentage of pore space in a rock is ordinarily known as its porosity. ..."

6. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1878)
"ON THE porosity OF ROCKS. [From the Report of the Geological Survey of Canada ... The porosity of rocks is of considerable importance in relation to their ..."

7. Manual of Chemistry: A Guide to Lectures and Laboratory Work for Beginners by William Simon (1898)
"porosity. Nature of porosity. We have seen that the molecules of any substance are not in absolute contact, but that there are spaces between "them which we ..."

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