Definition of Saturation

1. Noun. The process of totally saturating something with a substance. "The saturation of cotton with ether"

Exact synonyms: Impregnation
Generic synonyms: Permeation, Pervasion, Suffusion
Group relationships: Plastination
Derivative terms: Impregnate



2. Noun. The act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid.
Generic synonyms: Filling
Derivative terms: Saturate

3. Noun. A condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence.
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Saturation Point

4. Noun. Chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue.
Exact synonyms: Chroma, Intensity, Vividness
Substance meronyms: Chromatic Color, Chromatic Colour, Spectral Color, Spectral Colour
Generic synonyms: Color Property
Derivative terms: Chromatic, Intense, Intensify, Vivid, Vivid

Definition of Saturation

1. n. The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation.

Definition of Saturation

1. Noun. the act of saturating or the process of being saturated ¹

2. Noun. (physics) the condition in which, after a sufficient increase in a causal force, no further increase in the resultant effect is possible; e.g. the state of a ferromagnetic material that cannot be further magnetized ¹

3. Noun. (chemistry) the state of a saturated solution ¹

4. Noun. (chemistry) the state of an organic compound that has no double or triple bonds ¹

5. Noun. (meteorology) the state of the atmosphere when it is saturated with water vapour; 100% humidity ¹

6. Noun. the intensity or vividness of a colour ¹

7. Noun. intense bombing of a military target with the aim of destroying it ¹

8. Noun. the flooding of a market with all of a product that can be sold ¹

9. Noun. (music) an effect on the sound of an electric guitar, used primarily in heavy metal music ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saturation

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Medical Definition of Saturation

1. 1. The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation. 2. The act, process, or result of saturating a substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent. 3. Freedom from mixture or dilution with white; purity; said of colours. The degree of saturation of a colour is its relative purity, or freedom from admixture with white. Origin: L. Saturatio: cf. F. Saturation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Saturation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Electrical Engineering: The Theory and Characteristics of Electrical by Clarence Victor Christie (1917)
"Load saturation Curves. — The curve showing the relation between the terminal voltage and the field current, when the generator is delivering a given load ..."

2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1896)
"C. THE saturation OF COLORS. BY LM SOLOMONS. The experiments of which a provisional account is given here were the outgrowth of an effort to determine ..."

3. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"NOTE—Use the residue of bituminous saturation recovered from each layer of ... Calculate the per cent of bituminous saturation carried by each layer of dry ..."

4. Outlines of Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt, Charles Hubbard Judd (1902)
"First, we may represent the system of pure color-tones, that is, of the colors at their maximal saturation, by a circle, as above. ..."

5. Dynamo-electric Machinery: A Manual for Students of Electrotechnics by Silvanus Phillips Thompson (1886)
"NOTE ON THE saturation-COEFFICIENT "o-." We have found it convenient to represent the degree of magnetisation of the field of an electro-magnet by a ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1913)
"Owing to the difficulty of measuring the fluxes combining to produce saturation, under normal working conditions, by other than sensitive laboratory tests, ..."

7. Theoretical Elements of Electrical Engineering by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1909)
"V. Effect of saturation on Magnetic Distribution. 46. The preceding discussion of Figs. 90 to 93 omits the effect of saturation. That is, the assumption is ..."

8. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnology (1994)
"To improve the safety and effectiveness of nitrogen-oxygen saturation techniques ... saturation is the term used to describe the state that occurs when a ..."

9. Electrical Engineering: The Theory and Characteristics of Electrical by Clarence Victor Christie (1917)
"Load saturation Curves. — The curve showing the relation between the terminal voltage and the field current, when the generator is delivering a given load ..."

10. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1896)
"C. THE saturation OF COLORS. BY LM SOLOMONS. The experiments of which a provisional account is given here were the outgrowth of an effort to determine ..."

11. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"NOTE—Use the residue of bituminous saturation recovered from each layer of ... Calculate the per cent of bituminous saturation carried by each layer of dry ..."

12. Outlines of Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt, Charles Hubbard Judd (1902)
"First, we may represent the system of pure color-tones, that is, of the colors at their maximal saturation, by a circle, as above. ..."

13. Dynamo-electric Machinery: A Manual for Students of Electrotechnics by Silvanus Phillips Thompson (1886)
"NOTE ON THE saturation-COEFFICIENT "o-." We have found it convenient to represent the degree of magnetisation of the field of an electro-magnet by a ..."

14. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1913)
"Owing to the difficulty of measuring the fluxes combining to produce saturation, under normal working conditions, by other than sensitive laboratory tests, ..."

15. Theoretical Elements of Electrical Engineering by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1909)
"V. Effect of saturation on Magnetic Distribution. 46. The preceding discussion of Figs. 90 to 93 omits the effect of saturation. That is, the assumption is ..."

16. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnology (1994)
"To improve the safety and effectiveness of nitrogen-oxygen saturation techniques ... saturation is the term used to describe the state that occurs when a ..."

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