Definitions for flammability

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flam•ma•ble*ˈflæm ə bəl(adj.)

  1. easily set on fire; combustible.

    Category: Usage Note

* Usage: See inflammable.

Origin of flammable:

1805–15; < L flammā(re) to set on fire + -ble

flam`ma•bil′i•ty(n.)

Wiktionary

  1. flammability(Noun)

    The condition of being flammable

  2. flammability(Noun)

    A measure of the extent to which something is flammable

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flammability(noun)

    the quality of being flammable; inflammability

Freebase

  1. Flammability

    Flammability is how easily something will burn or ignite, causing fire or combustion. The degree of difficulty required to cause the combustion of a substance is quantified through fire testing. Internationally, a variety of test protocols exist to quantify flammability. The ratings achieved are used in building codes, insurance requirements, fire codes and other regulations governing the use of building materials as well as the storage and handling of highly flammable substances inside and outside of structures and in surface and air transportation. For instance, changing an occupancy by altering the flammability of the contents requires the owner of a building to apply for a building permit to make sure that the overall fire protection design basis of the facility can take the change into account.

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