saturation


saturation
   The status in which all available bonds of an atom are attached to other atoms. Alkanes are saturated. Olefins are unsaturated. In TLC, chamber equilibration with mobile phase solvent vapor prior to chromatography.

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  • saturation — [ satyrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1748; « satiété » 1513; bas lat. saturatio 1 ♦ Sc. Action de saturer; état de ce qui est saturé. ♢ Action de dissoudre dans un liquide la masse maximale d une substance à une température et sous une pression déterminées;… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Saturation — or saturated generally means thoroughly full , while unsaturated means less than full. These terms may be related to: * Dew point, which is a temperature that occurs when atmospheric humidity reaches 100% and the air can hold no more moisture *… …   Wikipedia

  • Saturation — Sat u*ra tion, n. [L. saturatio: cf. F. saturation.] 1. The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) The act, process, or result of saturating a substance, or of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saturation — (n.) 1650s, from L.L. saturationem, noun of action from pp. stem of saturare (see SATURATE (Cf. saturate)). Saturation bombing is from 1942, first in reference to Allied air raid on Cologne …   Etymology dictionary

  • saturation — ► NOUN 1) the action of saturating or the state of being saturated. 2) (before another noun ) to the fullest extent: saturation bombing …   English terms dictionary

  • Saturation — (v. lat.), so v.w. Sättigung 3) u. 4) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Saturation — (lat.), soviel wie Sättigung (s. Sättigen); besonders in der Zuckerfabrikation (auch Karbonation) die Befreiung des mit Kalk geschiedenen Rübensaftes von überschüssigem Kalk durch Kohlensäure. Als Arzneiform eine mit einer Säure neutralisierte… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Saturation — Saturatiōn (lat.), Sättigung (s.d.); pharmazeutisch mit Kohlensäure gesättigte Salzlösungen, die durch Zusatz von Alkalikarbonaten zu Säurelösungen hergestellt werden. Bekannteste S. der Riversche Trank …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • saturation — index maximum (amplitude), osmosis, plethora, sufficiency, surfeit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • saturation — [sach΄ə rā′shən] n. [LL saturatio] 1. a saturating or being saturated 2. the degree of purity of a color, as measured by its freedom from mixture with white; intensity of hue 3. the condition of a magnetic substance that has been magnetized to… …   English World dictionary

  • saturation — (sa tu ra sion) s. f. 1°   Terme de chimie. Le terme où, les affinités réciproques des deux principes d un corps binaire étant satisfaites, aucun des deux principes n est plus susceptible de s unir avec une nouvelle quantité de l autre. La… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré


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