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- n. The quality of being porous; porosity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being porous.
- n. The open parts; the interstices of anything.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Porosity.
- n. The pores or porous parts of anything.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being porous; being able to absorb fluids
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He is worried by the roadside bombings of the Taliban and the insecurity and "porousness" on the border is a problem, calling for a "new security strategy" which is being discussed at the moment.
Over the centuries, the porousness of English has enabled it to absorb many thousands of new words from other languages.
Buyer beware: Some dealers may try to justify the porousness and pockmarks of lower-end stone as naturally occurring imperfections that are a stylistic choice, say contractors.
Border porousness and security is already a big deal in the border states and the farther away we get from 9/11, the less national attention there is on the issues.
He's been one of the cheerleaders for amnesty so why the great concern about the porousness of the border now??
Tinkers is about the legacy of consciousness and the porousness of identity from one generation the next.
Hardness gives way to porousness, drawing you in but also inhibiting entry.
Recent drug arrests have highlighted the border's porousness.
Shivani: Are you positing a certain porousness in class in Mumbai?
Globalism trends that encourage the porousness of borders to promote the transition to an economic union among discrete countries.