viscosity

Definitions

Aviation

Construction

  • The degree to which a fluid resists flow under an applied force.

Electronics

  • A measure of the resistance of a fluid to flow. All fluids exhibit viscosity, with most gases having low viscosity and many oils having high viscosity.

Food

  • That quality of a liquid which determines its flow properties: the higher the viscosity the less well it flows. Thus, golden syrup is more viscous than cream, which in turn has a higher viscosity than water.

Medical

  • noun the state of a liquid which moves slowly

Publishing

  • noun the degree of fluidity of ink, glue or varnish
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