The porosity of a sponge allows it to become saturated with soap and water.
Porosity is defined as being full of tiny holes that water or air can get through.
An example of porosity is the quality of a sponge.
- the quality or state of being porous
- the ratio, usually expressed as a percentage, of the volume of a material's pores, as in rock, to its total volume
- anything porous
Origin of porosityMiddle English porositee from Medieval Latin porositas: see porous + -ity
- The state or property of being porous.
- A structure or part that is porous.
- The ratio of the volume of all the pores in a material to the volume of the whole.
Origin of porosityMiddle English porosite from Old French from Medieval Latin porōsitās from porōsus porous ; see porous .
(countable and uncountable, plural porosities)