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saturation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  (Chem.)  The  act  process,  or  result  of  saturating  a 
  substance,  or  of  combining  it  to  its  fullest  extent. 
 
  3.  (Optics)  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  saturation 
  n  1:  the  process  of  permeating  or  infusing  [syn:  {permeation},  {pervasion}, 
  {impregnation},  {suffusion}] 
  2:  the  act  of  saturating  something 
  3:  (chemistry)  the  state  in  which  a  substance  contains  no 
  multiple  bonds  and  thus  is  incapable  of  undergoing 
  additional  reactions 
  4:  chromatic  purity:  freedom  from  dilution  with  white  and  hence 
  vividness  of  hue  [syn:  {chroma},  {intensity},  {vividness}] 




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