Definitions for saturationˌsætʃ əˈreɪ ʃən
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sat•u•ra•tionˌsætʃ əˈreɪ ʃən(n.)
the act or process of saturating.
the state of being saturated.
a condition in the atmosphere corresponding to 100 percent relative humidity.
the degree of chroma or purity of a color; the degree of freedom from admixture with white.
the state of maximum magnetization of a ferromagnetic material.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Origin of saturation:
1545–55; < LL saturātiō filling; see saturate , -tion
the process of totally saturating something with a substance
"the impregnation of wood with preservative"; "the saturation of cotton with ether"
the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid
a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence
saturation, chroma, intensity, vividness(noun)
chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue
the act of saturating or the process of being saturated
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
the state of a saturated solution
the state of an organic compound that has no double or triple bonds
the state of the atmosphere when it is saturated with water vapour; 100% humidity
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
an effect on the sound of an electric guitar, used primarily in heavy metal music
the act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation
the act, process, or result of saturating a substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent
freedom from mixture or dilution with white; purity; -- said of colors
In colorimetry and color theory, colorfulness, chroma, and saturation are related but distinct concepts referring to the perceived intensity of a specific color. Colorfulness is the degree of difference between a color and gray. Chroma is the colorfulness relative to the brightness of another color that appears white under similar viewing conditions. Saturation is the colorfulness of a color relative to its own brightness. Though this general concept is intuitive, terms such as chroma, saturation, purity, and intensity are often used without great precision, and even when well-defined depend greatly on the specific color model in use. A highly colorful stimulus is vivid and intense, while a less colorful stimulus appears more muted, closer to gray. With no colorfulness at all, a color is a “neutral” gray. With three attributes—colorfulness, lightness, and hue—any color can be described.
Translations for saturation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- إشْباع، إبْتِلالArabic
- saturaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die SättigungGerman
- διαπότιση, κορεσμόςGreek
- संतृप्ति करण, संतृप्तिHindi
- zasićenje, zasićenostCroatian
- keadan basahIndonesian
- pripildymas, prisotinimasLithuanian
- piesūcināšana; piesātināšanaLatvian
- metning, gjennomsyringNorwegian
- مړوبونه، ډكونه، خړوبونه،اشباعPashto
- mättande, mättningSwedish
- 飽和Chinese (Trad.)
- насичення; насиченістьUkrainian
- sự ướt sũng, thấm đẫm, sự bão hòaVietnamese
- 饱和Chinese (Simp.)
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