from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The property or condition of being permeable.
  • noun The rate of flow of a liquid or gas through a porous material.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The property or state of being permeable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being permeable.
  • noun (Physics) the specific capacity of a body for magnetic induction, or its conducting power for lines of magnetic force.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the property of being permeable
  • noun the rate of flow of a fluid through a porous material
  • noun geology a measure of the ability of a rock to transmit fluids (such as oil or water)
  • noun physics a quantitative measure of the degree of magnetization of a material in the presence of an applied magnetic field (measured in newtons per ampere squared in SI units).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of something that can be pervaded by a liquid (as by osmosis or diffusion)


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.