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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
1855-1860
1855-60
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Examples from the web for saturation point
  • Clouds form where and when the air drops to a temperature below the saturation point.
  • When this saturation point is reached, no more particles should be created.
  • Where is that saturation point where it makes sense to make the transition and then do it.
  • Once the topsoil has reached its saturation point the excess may infiltrate into the underlying groundwater.
  • When the bubble air cools to its saturation point, liquid water droplets form, and a cloud is visible.
  • Magnetic flux density is to be kept well below the saturation point.
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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