Fugacity Fu*gac"i*ty, a. [L fugacitas: cf. F. fugacit['e].] 1. The quality of being fugacious; fugaclousness; volatility; as, fugacity of spirits. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. Uncertainty; instability. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fugacity — The tendency of the molecules in a fluid, as a result of all forces acting on them, to leave a given site in the body; the escaping tendency of a fluid, as in diffusion, evaporation, etc. [L. fuga, flight] * * * fu·gac·i·ty fyü gas ət ē n, pl… …   Medical dictionary

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  • fugacity — lakumas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Termodinaminė funkcija, pakeičianti slėgį realiųjų sistemų būsenos lygtyse. atitikmenys: angl. fugacity; volatility rus. летучесть …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fugacity — noun Etymology: fugacious Date: 1902 the vapor pressure of a vapor assumed to be an ideal gas obtained by correcting the determined vapor pressure and useful as a measure of the escaping tendency of a substance from a heterogeneous system …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fugacity — noun a) A measure of the tendency of a fluid to expand or escape Duke Orbal disallowed it on the grounds of fucacity. b) A measure of the relative stability of different phases of a substance under the same conditions …   Wiktionary

  • fugacity — Synonyms and related words: caducity, changeableness, corruptibility, death, ephemerality, ephemeralness, evanescence, finitude, fleetingness, impermanence, impermanency, instability, momentariness, mortality, mutability, perishability,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fugacity — Смотри Фугитивность (летучесть) …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

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