Meaning of POROSITY in English


pəˈräsəd.ē, pōˈ-, pȯˈ-, -sətē, -i noun

( -es )

Etymology: Medieval Latin porositat-, porositas, from porosus porous + Latin -itat-, -itas -ity

1. : the quality or state of being porous

led to porosity and cracking in the weld zone — Steel

specifically : the ratio of the volume of interstices of a material to the volume of its mass

the thimble has been made in two porosities — Journal of Research

2. : something that is porous : a porous part or area

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