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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flocculation(noun)

    the process of flocculating; forming woolly cloudlike aggregations


  1. Flocculation(n.)

    The process or event in which masses of a solid substance of perceptible size form in a liquid by aggregation of smaller particles, and usually sediment to the bottom of the containing vessel; as, addition of a cationic polymer can cause flocculation of a negatively charged colloidal suspension.


  1. flocculation(Noun)

    A condition in which clays, polymers or other small charged particles become attached and form a fragile structure, a floc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flocculation(noun)

    the process by which small particles of fine soils and sediments aggregate into larger lumps


  1. Flocculation

    Flocculation, in the field of chemistry, is a process wherein colloids come out of suspension in the form of floc or flake; either spontaneously or due to the addition of a clarifying agent. The action differs from precipitation in that, prior to flocculation, colloids are merely suspended in a liquid and not actually dissolved in a solution. In the flocculated system, there is no formation of a cake, since all the flocs are in the suspension.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Flocculation

    The aggregation of suspended solids into larger clumps.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flocculation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flocculation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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