noncapillarity

capillarity

[kap-uh-lar-i-tee]
noun
Also called capillary action, capillary attraction. Physics. a manifestation of surface tension by which the portion of the surface of a liquid coming in contact with a solid is elevated or depressed, depending on the adhesive or cohesive properties of the liquid.

Origin:
1820–30; capillary + -ty2

noncapillarity, noun
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capillarity (ˌkæpɪˈlærɪtɪ)
 
n
Also called: capillary action a phenomenon caused by surface tension and resulting in the distortion, elevation, or depression of the surface of a liquid in contact with a solid

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capillarity cap·il·lar·i·ty (kāp'ə-lār'ĭ-tē)
n.
The interaction between contacting surfaces of a liquid and a solid that distorts the liquid surface from a planar shape.

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