Porosity Definition

pə-rŏsĭ-tē, pô-
porosities
noun
porosities
The quality or state of being porous.
Webster's New World
Anything porous.
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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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Webster's New World
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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Synonyms:
porousness
Antonyms:
solidity
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Other Word Forms of Porosity

Noun

Singular:
porosity
Plural:
porosities

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

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