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Meaning of "capillarity" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CAPILLARITY

capillarity  [ˌkæpɪˈlærɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAPILLARITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Capillarity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CAPILLARITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

capillarity

Capillary action

Capillary action is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of, and in opposition to, external forces like gravity. The effect can be seen in the drawing up of liquids between the hairs of a paint-brush, in a thin tube, in porous materials such as paper, in some non-porous materials such as liquefied carbon fiber, or in a cell. It occurs because of intermolecular forces between the liquid and surrounding solid surfaces. If the diameter of the tube is sufficiently small, then the combination of surface tension and adhesive forces between the liquid and container act to lift the liquid. In short, the capillary action is due to the pressure of cohesion and adhesion which cause the liquid to work against gravity.

Definition of capillarity in the English dictionary

The definition of capillarity in the dictionary is a phenomenon caused by surface tension and resulting in the distortion, elevation, or depression of the surface of a liquid in contact with a solid Also called: capillary action.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAPILLARITY


angularity
ˌæŋɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
bipolarity
ˌbaɪpəʊˈlærɪtɪ
cellularity
ˌseljʊˈlærɪtɪ
circularity
ˌsɜːkjʊˈlærɪtɪ
dissimilarity
ˌdɪsɪmɪˈlærɪtɪ
granularity
ˌɡrænjʊˈlærɪtɪ
hilarity
hɪˈlærɪtɪ
insularity
ˌɪnsjʊˈlærɪtɪ
irregularity
ɪˌrɛɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
jocularity
ˌdʒɒkjʊˈlærɪtɪ
modularity
ˌmɒdjʊˈlærɪtɪ
molarity
mɒˈlærɪtɪ
muscularity
ˌmʌskjʊˈlærɪtɪ
particularity
pəˌtɪkjʊˈlærɪtɪ
polarity
pəʊˈlærɪtɪ
popularity
ˌpɒpjʊˈlærɪtɪ
regularity
ˌrɛɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
secularity
ˌsɛkjʊˈlærɪtɪ
singularity
ˌsɪŋɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
vascularity
ˌvæskjʊˈlærɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAPILLARITY

capias
capillaceous
capillaire
capillaries
capillary
capillary action
capillary tube
capillitium
capita
capital
capital account
capital allowance
capital allowances
capital assets
capital budget
capital city
capital cost
capital employed
capital equipment
capital expenditure

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAPILLARITY

authority
charity
clarity
collinearity
complementarity
disparity
familiarity
interdisciplinarity
linearity
multicollinearity
nonlinearity
osmolarity
parity
peculiarity
planarity
rarity
registered charity
similarity
solidarity
unfamiliarity
vulgarity

Synonyms and antonyms of capillarity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «capillarity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAPILLARITY

Find out the translation of capillarity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of capillarity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «capillarity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

毛细
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

capilaridad
570 millions of speakers

English

capillarity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कपिलैरिटि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشعرية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

капиллярность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

capilaridade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কৈশিকতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

capillarité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Capillarity
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kapillarität
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

毛細管現象
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

모세관
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Capillarity
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sức mao dẩn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நுண்புழைமை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

केशिका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kapilarite
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

capillarità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

włoskowatość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

капілярність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

capilaritate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τριχοειδούς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kapillariteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kapillaritet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

capillarity
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of capillarity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAPILLARITY»

The term «capillarity» is regularly used and occupies the 79.605 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAPILLARITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about capillarity

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAPILLARITY»

Discover the use of capillarity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to capillarity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Capillarity and Wetting Phenomena: Drops, Bubbles, Pearls, Waves
This book will enable the reader to understand in simple terms such questions that affect every day life -- questions that also come up during in industry.
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Francoise Brochard-Wyart, David Quere, 2004
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Crystal Growth Processes Based on Capillarity: Czochralski, ...
The book includes: Basic principles of capillarity, wetting and growth angle data and detailed mathematical treatments Shape stability in capillary crystal growth, including Verneuil and Czochralski techniques Czochralski process dynamics ...
Thierry Duffar, 2010
3
Capillarity
Exploring the dark corners and bright expanses of an individual’s desire to break out of historical circumstances and belong to society and the world, this collection offers a daring and honest look at migrant experience, both personal ...
Arto Vaun, 2009
4
Capillarity today: proceedings of an Advanced Workshop on ...
Beginning with Nobel laureate I. Prigogine's lecture "Entropy Revisited," this book gives a well-balanced survey on capillarity properties at liquid and solid interfaces.
Raymond Defay, Georges Pétré, Albert Sanfeld, 1991
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Molecular Theory of Capillarity
History of thought on molecular origins of surface phenomena offers a critical and detailed examination and assessment of modern theories, focusing on statistical mechanics and application of results in mean-field approximation to model ...
J. S. Rowlinson, B. Widom, 2013
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The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein
CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM THE PHENOMENA OF CAPILLARITY by Albert Einstein [Annalen der Physik 4 (1901): 513-523] If we denote by 7 the amount of mechanical work that we have to supply to a liquid in order to increase the free ...
Albert Einstein, Peter Havas, 1989
7
References to Capillarity to the End of the Year 1900: Being ...
A mathematical relation between wave-ien th,suriace tension, specific ~avity, cross section and pressure is established an verified by experiment. capillarity also becomes evident in cases where a cylindrical jet issuing from a circular orifice ...
John Uri Lloyd, Sigmund Waldbott, 1902
8
Fertility Decline in Tamil Nadu: Social Capillarity in Action?
Study with reference to Tamil Nadu, India.
K. Nagaraj, 2000
9
Trends in Continuum Mechanics of Porous Media
In recent times the capillarity problem has been revisited and has been successfully investigated; this was a real breakthrough in the continuum mechanical treatment of this complex field. Moreover, in Biomechanics the transport of ...
Reint Boer, 2006
10
Soil Physical Measurement and Interpretation for Land Evaluation
(a) t=0 (b) (c) Time VTime Figure 7.3: Horizontal infiltration into a soil column: (a) Schematic diagram; (b) cumulative infiltration (/) versus time (f); (c) /versus f1'2. through capillarity is usually large compared with the potential gradient due to ...
Keppel Coughlan, Hamish Cresswell, Neil McKenzie, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAPILLARITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term capillarity is used in the context of the following news items.
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Printing with nanomaterials a cost-friendly, eco-friendly alternative
But the evaporation process and capillarity cause very complex flows that transport the material you're trying to deposit in nonintuitive ways,” ... «Nanowerk, Jun 15»
2
A New Gourmet Online Store for American Lovers of Made in Italy
But only online stores, with their capillarity and wide distribution, can guarantee everyone the opportunity to discover and taste the best ... «PR.com, Jun 15»
3
In a Desert, Manners Maketh Mites: A New and Unusual Type of …
... would appear to be a good structure for picking up microorganisms using intermolecular adhesive forces such as van der Waals or capillarity. «Entomology Today, Jun 15»
4
Antenna made from liquid metal
The paper, titled A reconfigurable liquid metal antenna driven by electrochemically controlled capillarity describes "a new electrochemical ... «Southgate Amateur Radio Club, May 15»
5
Liquid Metal Antennae and the Future of the Internet of Things
We call this 'electrochemically controlled capillarity,' which is much like an electrochemical pump for the liquid metal," Adams says. The liquid ... «Science Times, May 15»
6
Antin Buys Eurofiber for $984M
Eurofiber is a well-established player in a high growth market which benefits from a unique nationwide network with high capillarity.”. «Light Reading, May 15»
7
plants envelop dossofiorito's hanging epiphytes pots with their roots
... with water, the walls of the vase will absorb it for capillarity, offering the hosted plant the right amount of humidity and water for several days. «Designboom, Apr 15»
8
Muscle Performance And High Altitude Adaptation In Highland Mice
Experiments revealed that highland natives had consistently greater oxidative fiber density and capillarity in the gastrocnemius muscle. «Science 2.0, Apr 15»
9
Prometheus Unbound: The Fitness of Nature for Large Trees
But while capillarity, given the tiny diameter of the tubes at the interface, will suffice to hold up the hundred-meter column, what pulls the sap up ... «Discovery Institute, Mar 15»
10
Why Does Snow “Squeak” When Stepped On?
Most of the practical ones would have to do with the sintering process involved in making ceramics. The fundamental idea is that capillarity [the ... «Scientific American, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Capillarity [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/capillarity>. Aug 2020 ».
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