gelation

gelation

1 [je-ley-shuhn, juh-]
noun
solidification by cold; freezing.

Origin:
1850–55; < Latin gelātiōn- (stem of gelātiō) a freezing, equivalent to gelāt(us) (see gelatin) + -iōn- -ion

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gelation

2 [je-ley-shuhn, juh-]
noun Physical Chemistry.
the process of gelling.

Origin:
1910–15; gel + -ation

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gelation1 (dʒɪˈleɪʃən)
 
n
the act or process of freezing a liquid
 
[C19: from Latin gelātiō a freezing; see gelatine]

gelation2 (dʒɪˈleɪʃən)
 
n
the act or process of forming into a gel
 
[C20: from gel]

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gelation ge·la·tion (jě-lā'shən)
n.

  1. Solidification by cooling or freezing.

  2. The process of forming a gel.

  3. Transformation of a sol into a gel.

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