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Meaning of "thixotropic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THIXOTROPIC

From Greek thixis the act of touching + -tropic.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THIXOTROPIC

thixotropic  [ˌθɪksəˈtrɒpɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THIXOTROPIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Thixotropic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES THIXOTROPIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Thixotropy

Thixotropy is a shear thinning property. Certain gels or fluids that are thick under static conditions will flow over time when shaken, agitated, or otherwise stressed. They then take a fixed time to return to a more viscous state. In more technical language: some non-Newtonian pseudoplastic fluids show a time-dependent change in viscosity; the longer the fluid undergoes shear stress, the lower its viscosity. A thixotropic fluid is a fluid which takes a finite time to attain equilibrium viscosity when introduced to a step change in shear rate. Some thixotropic fluids return to a gel state almost instantly, such as ketchup, and are called pseudoplastic fluids. Others such as yogurt take much longer and can become nearly solid. Many gels and colloids are thixotropic materials, exhibiting a stable form at rest but becoming fluid when agitated. Some fluids are anti-thixotropic: constant shear stress for a time causes an increase in viscosity or even solidification. Constant shear stress can be applied by shaking or mixing. Fluids which exhibit this property are usually called rheopectic. They are much less common.

Definition of thixotropic in the English dictionary

The definition of thixotropic in the dictionary is having a viscosity that decreases when a stress is applied, as when stirred.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THIXOTROPIC


adrenocorticotropic
əˌdriːnəʊˌkɔːtəkəʊˈtrɒpɪk
allotropic
ˌæləˈtrɒpɪk
anisotropic
ænˌaɪsəʊˈtrɒpɪk
azeotropic
ˌeɪzɪəˈtrɒpɪk
entropic
ɛnˈtrɒpɪk
hydrotropic
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈtrɒpɪk
inotropic
ˌɪnəˈtrɒpɪk
ionotropic
aɪˌɒnəˈtrɒpɪk
isentropic
ˌaɪsɛnˈtrɒpɪk
isotropic
ˌaɪsəʊˈtrɒpɪk
lipotropic
ˌlɪpəʊˈtrɒpɪk
neurotropic
ˌnjʊərəˈtrɒpɪk
nyctitropic
ˌnɪktɪˈtrɒpɪk
orthotropic
ˌɔːθəʊˈtrɒpɪk
pantropic
pænˈtrɒpɪk
phototropic
ˌfəʊtəʊˈtrɒpɪk
pleiotropic
ˌplaɪəʊˈtrɒpɪk
psychotropic
ˌsaɪkəʊˈtrɒpɪk
thermotropic
ˌθɜːməʊˈtrɒpɪk
tropic
ˈtrɒpɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THIXOTROPIC

thirty-three
thirty-twomo
thirtyfold
thirtyish
thirtysomething
Thiruvananthapuram
this
this and that
this here
thisaway
Thisbe
thisness
thistle
thistledown
thistly
thither
thitherto
thitherward
thixotrope
thixotropy

WORDS THAT END LIKE THIXOTROPIC

anisometropic
anthropic
apheliotropic
diageotropic
emmetropic
gonadotropic
hydropic
hyperopic
lycanthropic
misanthropic
morphotropic
neotropic
nootropic
philanthropic
psilanthropic
somatotropic
stereotropic
subtropic
thyrotropic
topic
xenotropic

Synonyms and antonyms of thixotropic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «thixotropic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THIXOTROPIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

触变性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tixotrópico
570 millions of speakers

English

thixotropic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

thixotropic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متغيرة الانسيابية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тиксотропный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

thixotropic
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

thixotropic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

thixotrope
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Thixotropic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

thixotrope
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

チキソトロピック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

요 변성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Thixotropic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thixotropic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

thixotropic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थिक्सोट्रोपिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tiksotropik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tissotropica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tiksotropowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тиксотропний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tixotropic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θιξοτροπικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

thixotropic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tixotrop
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tiksotropisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of thixotropic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THIXOTROPIC»

The term «thixotropic» is regularly used and occupies the 57.793 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THIXOTROPIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THIXOTROPIC»

Discover the use of thixotropic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thixotropic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Paint and Coating Testing Manual: Fourteenth Edition of the ...
At constant shear rate and temperature, the viscosity of thixotropic fluids will fall, eventually reaching a constant value. If the shear rate is changed, the viscosity will approach a new equilibrium value at a characteristic rate. This behavior is ...
J. V. Koleske, 1995
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Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys
Robert D. Carnahan, Thixomat, Inc. THIXOTROPIC MOLDING is a net-shape molding process for the injection molding of pseudoplastic semisolid alloys in a one-step process in a unitized machine. Thixotropic molding obviates conventional ...
M. M. Avedesian, Hugh Baker, 1999
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History of Progress: Selected U.S. Papers in Geotechnical ...
In compacted soils thixotropic effects maybe of importance if the material is compacted on the wet side of optimum. In normally consolidated clays thixotropy may be a contributor to sensitivity, and will most certainly be an important factor when ...
W. Allen Marr, 2003
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Springer Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics
on the thixotropic behavior of ferric aluminum magnesium hydroxide- montmorillonite suspensions [Fe- Al-Mg-MMH and Na-montmorillonite (MT)]. When sodium or magnesium chloride were added to the suspension, the thixotropy of the ...
Cameron Tropea, Alexander L. Yarin, John F. Foss, 2007
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Handbook of Lead-Free Solder Technology for Microelectronic ...
Thixotropic Fluids For non-Newtonian thixotropic fluids. the changes in viscosity are a result of mechanical interactions of a fluid's constituent components ... thixotropic fluids decrease in viscosity with time. ultimately achieving a constant value.
Karl J. Puttlitz, Kathleen A. Stalter, 2004
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Pharmaceutical Capsules
The requirements of the two principal types of non-Newtonian formulations, i.e. thixotropic gels and thermosoftened matrices, are summarised in Table 9.4. Thixotropic gels Walker et al. (1980b) were amongst the first to demonstrate the ...
Fridrun Podczeck, Brian E. Jones, 2004
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Handbook of Thermoset Plastics, 2nd Ed.
Thixotropic/Flow Control Agents In some processes in which polyester resins are used, such as open mold hand layup, spray layup, or gel coating, it is essential that the resin does not drain down from inclined or vertical surfaces before ...
Sidney W. Goodman, 1999
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PRO 33: 3rd International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting ...
Jon E. Wallevik Department of Structural Engineering, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology ABSTRACT: In this paper, a new rheological equation is presented to simulate thixotropic behavior of cement paste. This new  ...
Ólafur H. Wallevik, Indriði Níelsson, 2003
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Rheology: Concepts, Methods, and Applications
It is a reflection of thixotropic behavior of material, which will be discussed in more detail in the next section. Systems such as greases, toothpaste, and other analogous viscoplastic materials are not rubbery at all. Rheological properties, as ...
Aleksandr I͡Akovlevich Malkin, Alexander Ya Malkin, Avraam I. Isayev, 2006
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Blood Viscosity
System (T)T-N: thixotropic particles, aggregated, in a Newtonian continuous phase - as an example, normal red cells in normal plasma. Thixo- tropy will be due both to the intrinsic properties of the red cells and to the aggregation of red cells.
L. Dintenfass, 1985

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THIXOTROPIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term thixotropic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rheological Testing of Structured Fluids
The viscosity of a thixotropic fluid declines over time upon application of a constant shear rate. Conversely, the viscosity of a rheopectic fluid such as a dense ... «Azom.com, Jun 15»
2
The Features and Benefits of Hockmeyer's High Viscosity Immersion …
Two different sweep blades can be fitted in the HCPS mill, the sidewall scraper for thixotropic materials and the anchor helix scraper blade for heavier, tackier ... «Azom.com, Apr 15»
3
Thixotropy Assessment on a Rotational Rheometer to Quantify …
The thixotropic features can be listed by calculating the final viscosity at the end of the first phase and the time it takes for a detailed % of that viscosity to be ... «AZoNano.com, Jan 15»
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New Armaflex Adhesive Systems For Elastomeric Insulation Materials
New thixotropic (gel-like) adhesives such as the new Armaflex RS850 are drip-resistant and guarantee a neat application which has advantages for awkward ... «Adhesives and Sealants, Jan 15»
5
One-Part Epoxies are Versatile and Convenient
On the other side of the spectrum, thixotropic epoxies are used to attach dies, and as encapsulants and glob tops. Glob tops are applied to circuits, wire bonds, ... «Machine Design, Nov 14»
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Abu Dhabi Science Festival goes off with a snap, crackle and pop
In the Thixotropic Liquids workshop, for example, the children scientists learnt how a liquid — cornstarch mixed with water — can temporarily act as a solid when ... «The National, Nov 14»
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Opcom to buy 40pc stake in Unigel UK for RM11.7m
The proposed acquisition is expected to help Opcom in a few ways. For one, it allows the company to secure a consistent supply of thixotropic gel, a key ... «The Malay Mail Online, Jul 14»
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Bisazza eGlue thixotropic epoxy adhesive
Bisazza Australia has launched eGlue, a high-performance thixotropic epoxy adhesive for Bisazza glass mosaics. It is suitable for laying mosaic tiles outdoors ... «Pool+Spa, Jun 14»
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The cream of start-ups, college spin-offs and smooth operators
The patented technology uses thixotropic material to absorb sound. It significantly undercuts the electronic alternatives in terms of price. Mon, Jan 27, 2014, 01: ... «Irish Times, Jan 14»
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This pole-climbing rheopectic fluid might one day keep you alive
On the other hand, there are things called thixotropic fluids. Put a little force on these - the kind that will agitate them - and they start to slide around. The more ... «io9, Jan 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Thixotropic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/thixotropic>. Jul 2019 ».
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