from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition or property of being viscous.
- n. Physics Coefficient of viscosity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being viscous.
- n. (physics) A quantity expressing the magnitude of internal friction in a fluid, as measured by the force per unit area resisting uniform flow.
- n. (psychology) A tendency to prolong interpersonal encounters.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being viscous.
- n. A property possessed by a viscous fluid, being a resistance to the forces causing a fluid to flow, caused by interactions between the molecules of the fluid and between the fluid and the walls of the conduit through which it moves; also, a measure of such a property.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or property of being viscous; the quality of flowing slowly, as pitch or castor-oil. Such liquids are commonly sticky, but this is no part of the viscosity.
- n. In physics, internal friction, a resistance to tire motion of the molecules of a fluid body among themselves: opposed to mobility.
- n. A glutinous or viscous body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow)
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