Absolute viscosity

the measure of the viscosity of a fluid, equal to the force per unit area required to maintain a difference of velocity of one unit distance per unit time between two parallel planes in the fluid that lie in the direction of flow and are separated by one unit distance: usually expressed in poise or centipoise.
Historical Examples

The absolute viscosity of water at 15 C. determined in four different instruments is shown below.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891 Various

Subjoined is a table giving the absolute viscosity of various gums.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891 Various

a full name for viscosity, used to distinguish it from kinematic viscosity and specific viscosity


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