- Physics. a unit of permeability, representing the flow, at 1 atmosphere, of 1 cubic centimeter of fluid with 1 centipoise viscosity in 1 second through a 1-square-centimeter cross section of porous medium 1 centimeter long.
Origin of darcy
after Henri-Philibert-Gaspard Darcy (1803–58), French engineer
- a male given name.
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Tess Morris is a London-based screenwriter: If Helen Fielding felt that Darcy needed to go, then, well, Darcy needed to go.
It was the ‘adult version’ of Darcy, aka Christian Grey, not Kindle, that made Fifty Shades the fastest-selling book of all time.
The original Darcy made Pride and Prejudice one of the greatest ever romantic novels.
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At the mention of the name "Darcy," Barry sprang to his feet!Ridgeway
"I call myself Gwynne," said Darcy, after a slight hesitation.
Darcy looked after him for a second, and then entered the house.
"I have often doubted about that sentence, Leonard," said Darcy, eagerly.
"I fear I must decline so pleasant a proposal," said Darcy, smiling.
- geology a unit expressing the permeability coefficient of rockSymbol: D
named after Henri-Philibert-Gaspard Darcy (1803–58), French hydraulic engineer
- (James) Les (lie). 1895–1917, Australian boxer and folk hero, who lost only five professional fights and was never knocked out, considered a martyr after his death from septicaemia during a tour of the United States
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- A unit used to measure the permeability of porous substances such as soil. One darcy is equal to the passage of 1 cubic centimeter of fluid having a viscosity of 1 centipoise for 1 second under the pressure of 1 atmosphere through a medium having a volume of 1 cubic centimeter.
- French engineer who formulated the law (now named for him) governing the rate at which a fluid flows through a permeable medium. The darcy unit, used to measure the permeability of porous substances, is also named after him.
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