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Definition of "viscosity" []

  • The condition or property of being viscous. (noun)
  • Physics Coefficient of viscosity. (noun)
  • The state or property of being viscous (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The extent to which a fluid resists a tendency to flow (noun)
  • A measure of this resistance, equal to the tangential stress on a liquid undergoing streamline flow divided by its velocity gradient. It is measured in newton seconds per metre squared (noun)

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Use "viscosity" in a sentence
  • "The better ones are brown, like a red wine in viscosity, slightly sweet, very tart, with a long aftertaste."
  • "Synlube is far too light in viscosity, and no longer in production."
  • "So, if you heat honey, the viscosity is less than that of cold honey."