porosity

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porosity (countable and uncountable, plural porosities)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being porous
    • 2004, Frank Hamer; Janet Hamer, The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques, 5th edition, London; Philadelphia, Penn.: A & C Black; University of Pennsylvania Press, →ISBN, page 248:
      An overfired biscuit has insufficient porosity for glazing.
  2. (countable) A measure of how porous a material is; the ratio of the volume of pores to the total volume

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