- the act of saturating or the process of being saturated
- (physics) the condition in which, after a sufficient increase in a causal force, no further increase in the resultant effect is possible; e.g. the state of a ferromagnetic material that cannot be further magnetized
- (chemistry) the state of a saturated solution
- (chemistry) the state of an organic compound that has no double or triple bonds
- (meteorology) the state of the atmosphere when it is saturated with water vapour; 100% humidity
- (art) the intensity or vividness of a colour
- intense bombing of a military target with the aim of destroying it
- the flooding of a market with all of a product that can be sold
- (music) an effect on the sound of an electric guitar, used primarily in heavy metal music
- (telecommunications) The condition at which a component of the system has reached its maximum traffic-handling capacity, i.e. one erlang per circuit.
- (telecommunications) The point at which the output of a linear device, such as a linear amplifier, deviates significantly from being a linear function of the input when the input signal is increased.
- Modulation often requires that amplifiers operate below saturation.
Terms derived from saturation
the act of saturating or the process of being saturated
condition in which no increase in effect is possible
chemistry: state of a saturated solution
organic chemistry: state with no double or triple bonds
state of 100% humidity
vividness of color
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saturation f (plural saturations)
- “saturation” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).