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Saturation

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Definitions of Saturation

Pronunciation : Sat`u*ra"tion
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. saturatio: cf. F. saturation.]
Definition : 1. The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation.

2. (Chem.)

Defn: The act, process, or result of saturating a substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent.

3. (Optics)

Defn: Freedom from mixture or dilution with white; purity; -- said of colors.

Note: The degree of saturation of a color is its relative purity, or freedom from admixture with white.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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