permeability

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EtymologyEdit

From French perméabilité

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  • Hyphenation: perm‧ea‧bil‧ity

NounEdit

permeability (usually uncountable, plural permeabilities)

  1. the property of being permeable
  2. the rate of flow of a fluid through a porous material
  3. (geology) a measure of the ability of a rock to transmit fluids (such as oil or water)
  4. (physics) a quantitative measure of the degree of magnetization of a material in the presence of an applied magnetic field (measured in newtons per ampere squared in SI units).

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Last modified on 15 February 2014, at 01:53