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saturation

[ sach-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌsætʃ əˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act or process of saturating.
the state of being saturated.
Meteorology. a condition in the atmosphere corresponding to 100 percent relative humidity.
the degree of chroma or purity of a color; the degree of freedom from admixture with white.
Magnetism. the state of maximum magnetization of a ferromagnetic material.
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Origin of saturation

1545–55; <Late Latin saturātiōn- (stem of saturātiō) a filling, equivalent to saturāt(us) (see saturate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM saturation

de·sat·u·ra·tion, nounnon·sat·u·ra·tion, nouno·ver·sat·u·ra·tion, nounsub·sat·u·ra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for saturation

saturation
/ (ˌsætʃəˈreɪʃən) /

noun
adjective
denoting the maximum possible intensity of coverage of an areasaturation bombing; a saturation release of a film
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Scientific definitions for saturation

saturation
[ săch′ə-rāshən ]

The state of a physical system, such as a solution, containing as much of another substance, such as a solute, as is possible at a given temperature or pressure.
The vividness of a color's hue. Saturation measures the degree to which a color differs from a gray of the same darkness or lightness. Compare hue value.
The state of being a saturated organic compound. See more at saturated.
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