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Meaning of coefficient of viscosity

coeffi'cient of viscos'ity

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— Physics. Physics.
  1. the measure of the viscosity of a fluid, equal to the force per unit area required to maintain a difference of velocity of one unit distance per unit time between two parallel planes in the fluid that lie in the direction of flow and are separated by one unit distance: usually expressed in poise or centipoise. Also called
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