Permeability definition

pûrmē-ə-bĭlĭ-tē
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The ability of a substance to allow another substance to pass through it, especially the ability of a porous rock, sediment, or soil to transmit fluid through pores and cracks. Geologic permeability is usually measured in millidarcies.
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The rate of flow of a liquid or gas through a porous material.
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The property or condition of being permeable.
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The state or quality of being permeable.
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(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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The rate of diffusion of a fluid through a porous body.
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Magnetic permeability.
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(geology) A measure of the ability of a rock to transmit fluids (such as oil or water)
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Permeability is how easily liquid and gas passes through something.

An example of permeability is how fast water flows through a porous rock.

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The property of a porous substance, as rock or a membrane, of allowing the flow of a fluid through it.
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The measure of the ease with which a magnetic field can establish magnetic induction in a particular material.
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The property of being permeable.
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The rate of flow of a fluid through a porous material.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
permeability
Plural:
permeabilities

Origin of permeability

  • From French perméabilité

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