the study of the deformation and flow of matter.

Nearby words

  1. rhenish,
  2. rhenium,
  3. rheo-,
  4. rheobase,
  5. rheologic,
  6. rheometer,
  7. rheometric,
  8. rheometry,
  9. rheomorphism,
  10. rheopexy

Origin of rheology

First recorded in 1925–30; rheo- + -logy

Related formsrhe·o·log·ic [ree-uh-loj-ik] /ˌri əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, rhe·o·log·i·cal, adjectiverhe·ol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for rheology



the branch of physics concerned with the flow and change of shape of matter
Derived Formsrheological (ˌriːəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiverheologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for rheology



1929, from French rhéologie; see from rheo- + -logy. Related: Rheologist; rheological.

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Medicine definitions for rheology




The study of the deformation and flow of matter.
Related formsrhe′o•logi•cal (rē′ə-lŏjĭ-kəl) adj.rhe′o•logi•cal•ly adv.

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