Oversaturation



[sach-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌsætʃ əˈreɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act or process of .
2.
the state of being .
3.
Meteorology. a condition in the atmosphere corresponding to 100 percent relative humidity.
4.
the degree of chroma or purity of a color; the degree of freedom from admixture with white.
5.
Magnetism. the state of maximum magnetization of a ferromagnetic material.
/ˌsætʃəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of saturating or the state of being saturated
2.
(chem) the state of a chemical compound, solution, or vapour when it is saturated
3.
(meteorol) the state of the atmosphere when it can hold no more water vapour at its particular temperature and pressure, the relative humidity then being 100 per cent
4.
the attribute of a colour that enables an observer to judge its proportion of pure chromatic colour See also colour
5.
(physics) the state of a ferromagnetic material in which it is fully magnetized. The magnetic domains are then all fully aligned
6.
(electronics) the state of a valve or semiconductor device that is carrying the maximum current of which it is capable and is therefore unresponsive to further increases of input signal
7.
the level beyond which demand for a product or service is not expected to increase
modifier
8.
denoting the maximum possible intensity of coverage of an area: saturation bombing, a saturation release of a film
n.

1550s, formed in English from saturate, or else from Late Latin saturationem (nominative saturatio), noun of action from past participle stem of saturare. Saturation bombing is from 1942, first in reference to Allied air raid on Cologne, Germany.

saturation sat·u·ra·tion (sāch’ə-rā’shən)
n.
Abbr. sat.

saturation
(sāch’ə-rā’shən)

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