The branch of physics dealing with the flow and deformation of matter, embracing elasticity, viscosity, and plasticity.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Rheology
Origin of Rheology
1920, coined by Eugene C. Bingham, a professor at Lafayette College, following a suggestion by a colleague, Markus Reiner; inspired by aphorism Τα Πάντα ῥεῖ ta panta rhei “everything flows" by Simplicius of Cilicia. Formed from Ancient Greek ῥέω (rheō, “flow") +"Ž -logy (“study of") (suffix ultimately from Ancient Greek).
From rheo- +"Ž -logy
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