rise or depression of a liquid in a small passage such as a tube of small cross-sectional area, like the spaces between the fibres of a towel or the ... [2 related articles]
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capillary, capillarity 1. An extremely narrow thin-walled blood vessel that connects small arteries (arterioles) with small veins (venules) to form a network throughout the body. 2. Involving or relating to capillary action. 3. Resembling hair; as fine and slender as a hair.
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A wick-like action whereby a liquid will migrate vertically through material, in a upward direction; as oil in a lamp travels upward through the wick,
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(F capillarity, R capilaritate) Absorbtion of a liquid due to surface tension _ 'rising damp' (R Igrasie) in walls is caused by capillary rise of the water in small pores of the walling materials
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a property of a solid-liquid system manifested by the tendency of the liquid in contact with the solid to rise above or fall below the level of the surrounding liquid; this phenomenon is seen in a smallbore (capillary) tube.
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capillarity or capillary action,phenomenon in which the surface of a liquid is observed to be elevated or depressed where it comes into contact with a solid. For example, the surface of water in a clean drinking glass is seen to be slightly higher at the edges, where it contacts the glass, than in t...
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Capillarity is the general name for certain phenomena exhibited by fluid surfaces when the vessels containing the liquid are very narrow, and also exhibited by that portion of the fluid surface which is in close proximity to the sides of a larger vessel, or to any inserted object.
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Spontaneous movement of liquids up or down narrow tubes, or capillaries. The movement is due to unbalanced molecular attraction at the boundary between the liquid and the tube. If liquid molecules near the boundary are more strongly attracted to molecules in the material of the tube than to other ne...
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1) Capillary action 2) Surface tension
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