Viscosity meaning

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Viscosity is thickness, or a measure of how resistant a liquid is to flowing.

The thickness of a semi-fluid liquid such as maple syrup is an example of viscosity.

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The condition or property of being viscous.
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(uncountable, psychology) A tendency to prolong interpersonal encounters.
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(physics) Coefficient of viscosity.
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The state or quality of being viscous.
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The resistance of a substance to flow. For example, water has a lower viscosity than molasses and flows more easily. Viscosity is related to the concept of shear force ; it can be understood as the effect of different layers of the fluid exerting shearing force on each other, or on other surfaces, as they move against each other. Viscosity lies behind the skin friction component of drag. &diamf3; Kinematic viscosity is a measure of the rate at which momentum is transferred through a fluid. It is measured in stokes . &diamf3; Dynamic viscosity is a measure of the ratio of the stress on a region of a fluid to the rate of change of strain it undergoes. It is equal to the kinematic viscosity times the density of the fluid. It is measured in pascal-seconds or poises .
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(uncountable) The state of being viscous.
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(countable, physics) A quantity expressing the magnitude of internal friction in a fluid, as measured by the force per unit area resisting uniform flow.
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