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[paw-ros-i-tee, poh-, puh-] /pɔˈrɒs ɪ ti, poʊ-, pə-/

noun, plural porosities for 2.
the state or quality of being .
Geology, Engineering. the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of the volume of the or interstices of a substance, as a rock or rock stratum, to the total volume of the mass.
noun (pl) -ties
the state or condition of being porous
(geology) the ratio of the volume of space to the total volume of a rock

late 14c., from Old French porosité, from Medieval Latin porositas, from porus (see pore (n.)).

porosity po·ros·i·ty (pə-rŏs’ĭ-tē, pô-)

(pə-rŏs’ĭ-tē, pô-)


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