noun, plural po·ros·i·ties for 2.
Examples from the Web for porosity
Care must be taken that no crystals appear, which would injure the porosity of the paper.Paper and Printing Recipes|J. Sawtelle Ford
It is apparent that the different weights of woods, as between cedar and oak for example, are due chiefly to porosity.American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
It dissolves the cantharidin, and at the same time gives to the collodion film the essential property of porosity.
It increases the porosity of soils and permits roots to go deeper into the soil for food and moisture.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
Porosity is therefore the reverse of plasticity and these two properties must be adjusted so as to balance each other.The Potter's Craft|Charles F. Binns
British Dictionary definitions for porosity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for porosity
Word Origin and History for porosity
late 14c., from Old French porosité, from Medieval Latin porositas, from porus (see pore (n.)).