Osmosis definitions

ŏz-mō'sĭs, ŏs-
The tendency of a solvent to pass through a semipermeable membrane, as the wall of a living cell, into a solution of higher concentration, so as to equalize concentrations on both sides of the membrane.
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The diffusion of fluids through a membrane or porous partition.
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An apparently effortless absorption of ideas, feelings, attitudes, etc., as if by biological osmosis.
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Osmosis is gradual absorption.

An example of osmosis is slowly learning how to sew after sitting next to an experience seamstress.

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Diffusion of fluid through a semipermeable membrane from a solution with a low solute concentration to a solution with a higher solute concentration until there is an equal solute concentration on both sides of the membrane.
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Osmosis is defined as the distribution of liquid with a low concentration flowing through a membrane into an area with a higher concentration resulting in the concentrations being equal on both sides.

An example of osmosis is when red blood cells, which have a high concentration of protein and salt, are placed in a lower concentration fluid like water, the water will rush into the red blood cells.

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The tendency of fluids to diffuse in such a manner.
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A gradual, often unconscious process of assimilation or absorption.

Learned French by osmosis while residing in Paris for 15 years.

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The movement of a solvent through a membrane separating two solutions of different concentrations. The solvent from the side of weaker concentration usually moves to the side of the stronger concentration, diluting it, until the concentrations of the solutions are equal on both sides of the membrane. &diamf3; The pressure exerted by the molecules of the solvent on the membrane they pass through is called osmotic pressure. Osmotic pressure is the energy driving osmosis and is important for living organisms because it allows water and nutrients dissolved in water to pass through cell membranes.
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The net movement of solvent molecules from a region of high solvent potential to a region of lower solvent potential through a partially permeable membrane.
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(slang) Picking up knowledge accidentally, without actually seeking that particular knowledge.

I was reading about chickens, and I guess I learned about hawks through osmosis.

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Origin of osmosis

From obsolete osmose from earlier endosmose from French Greek endo- endo- Greek ōsmos thrust, push (from ōthein to push)