Definitions for Viscosityvɪˈskɒs ɪ ti
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vis•cos•i•tyvɪˈskɒs ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
the state or quality of being viscous.
the property of a fluid that resists the force tending to cause the fluid to flow. the measure of the extent to which a fluid possesses this property.
Origin of viscosity:
resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow)
The state of being viscous.
A quantity expressing the magnitude of internal friction in a fluid, as measured by the force per unit area resisting uniform flow.
A tendency to prolong interpersonal encounters.
the quality or state of being viscous
a quality analogous to that of a viscous fluid, supposed to be caused by internal friction, especially in the case of gases
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The resistance that a gaseous or liquid system offers to flow when it is subjected to shear stress. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)