Porosity meaning

pə-rŏsĭ-tē, pô-
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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.

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The ratio, usually expressed as a percentage, of the volume of a material's pores, as in rock, to its total volume.
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The ratio of the volume of all the pores in a material to the volume of the whole.
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(uncountable) The state of being porous.
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(countable) A measure of how porous a material is; the ratio of the volume of pores to the total volume.
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The state or property of being porous.
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A structure or part that is porous.
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The ratio of the volume of all the pores in a material to the volume of the whole.
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The quality or state of being porous.
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Anything porous.
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The condition of being porous.
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Origin of porosity

  • Middle English porosite from Old French from Medieval Latin porōsitās from porōsus porous porous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition