- the quality or state of being compressible.
- Physics. the reciprocal of the bulk modulus, equal to the ratio of the fractional change in volume to the stress applied to a body.
Origin of compressibility
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And so for years we went from "A" to "compressibility" on "horseback."
Evidence of compressibility of gases and incompressibility of liquids.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
Compressibility and elasticity are evident properties of air.
The same is true of the argument drawn from the compressibility of gases.A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5)
Henry Smith Williams
Compressibility and Expansibility, sometimes mentioned as "properties," are but results of Porosity.Dynamic Thought
William Walker Atkinson
- the ability to be compressed
- physics the reciprocal of the bulk modulus; the ratio of volume strain to stress at constant temperatureSymbol: k
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