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saturation point

noun
1.
the point at which a substance will receive no more of another substance in solution, chemical combination, etc.
2.
a point at which some capacity is at its fullest; limit:
After a while she reached the saturation point and could absorb nothing more from the lectures.
Origin of saturation point
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • When the air is near the saturation point, the weather is oppressive and is said to be very humid.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark
  • It is apparent that this has reached temporarily the saturation point.

  • If the temperature falls below the saturation point, dew will be formed.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • We will only state, however, that the magnets of dynamos are not always charged up to their saturation point.

    ABC of Electricity William Henry Meadowcroft
  • If, however, the air is not near the saturation point, a fall in temperature will not necessarily produce bad weather.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark
  • When the air is at the saturation point, the tiniest additional percentage of moisture causes rain to fall.

    The Promise of Air Algernon Blackwood
  • This is the "saturation point" of the money demand of the country; it is a certain number of pieces of full-weight metal.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • Is it not the teacher who has crammed and coached the unfortunate students to the saturation point?

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British Dictionary definitions for saturation point

saturation point

noun
1.
the point at which no more (people, things, ideas, etc) can be absorbed, accommodated, used, etc
2.
(chem) the point at which no more solute can be dissolved in a solution or gaseous material absorbed in a vapour
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saturation point in Science
saturation point  
The point at which a substance, under given conditions, can receive no more of another substance in solution.
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