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Definition of Saturation

Babylon English Dictionary

act of soaking, act of filling to capacity; state of being soaked, state of being filled to capacity; purity of tint, percentage of white in a given color
Saturation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act, process, or result of saturating a substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent.
  
(n.)
The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation.
  
(n.)
Freedom from mixture or dilution with white; purity; -- said of colors.
  
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saturation
\sat`u*ra"tion\ (?), n. [l. saturatio: cf. f. saturation.]
1. the act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation.
2. (chem.) the act, process, or result of saturating a substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent.
3. (optics) freedom from mixture or dilution with white; purity; -- said of colors.
note: the degree of saturation of a color is its relative purity, or freedom from admixture with white.
saturation
n
1. the process of permeating or infusing [syn: permeation, pervasion, impregnation, suffusion]


2. the act of saturating something
3. a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence
4. chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vividness of hue [syn: chroma, intensity, vividness]



JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Halaeth = n. saturation; fullness
Halent = n. plenum, saturation
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the process of totally saturating something with a substance; "the impregnation of wood with preservative"; "the saturation of cotton with ether"
(synonym) impregnation
(hypernym) permeation, pervasion, suffusion
(part-holonym) plastination
2. the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid
(hypernym) filling
(derivation) saturate
3. a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence
(hypernym) condition, status
(hyponym) saturation point
4. chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vividness of hue
(synonym) chroma, intensity, vividness
(hypernym) color property
(substance-holonym) chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour
Saturation Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
all cell values higher than the Max are assigned the highest palette entry(white in this case), and similarly all cell values lower than the Min are assigned the lowest palette entry(black in this case). This phenomenon is called saturation. This can be very effective in improving the visual appearance of autosacled images.
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
a stage in a product's life cycle in which everyone who might want the product already has it.
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Glossary of petroleum Industry
(1) the extent to which the pore space in a formation contains hydrocarbons or connate water (q.v.) (2) the extent to which gas is dissolved in the liquid hydrocarbons in a formation.
Saturation Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. In a communications system, the condition in which a component of the system has reached its maximum traffic handling capacity. Note: Saturation is equivalent to one erlang per circuit. 2. The point at which the output of a linear device, such as a linear amplifier, deviates significantly from being a linear function of the input when the input signal is increased. (188 ) Note: Modulation often requires that amplifiers operate below saturation.
RF Electronics
The vividness of color described by such terms as "pale," "pastel," "deep," etc. The greater the amplitude of the chrominance signal, the greater the saturation. The voltage levels of the colors; the intensity of the color levels of the active picture (chroma, chroma gain, color). The property of color which relates to the amount of white light in the color. Highly saturated colors are vivid, while less saturated colors appear pastel.
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
Temperature and pressure at which water can exist in equilibrium as gas and liquid, or as gas and solid. The amount of water vapor in a volume of space when in equilibrium with the liquid phase at a given temperature. When the relative humidity is 100 percent, the air has reached saturation. The vapor pressure in the air is in equilibrium with the vapor pressure over a plane surface of pure water so that the rate of evaporation and condensation are equal.
Technical English by wpv
Condition existing when substance contains all of another substance it can hold for that temperature and pressure.
Saturation Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Digital Video (DV) & video edit terms / Eng2Eng v1.0 (web compilation)
The amount of color in the video signal
Steve's Digicams Digital Camera Dictionary
The degree to which a color is undiluted by white light. If a color is 100 percent saturated, it contains no white light. If a color has no saturation, it is a shade of gray.
Video Essentials Glossary of Terms
The intensity of the color is called saturation. It is the distance away from the "black body curve" on the CIE diagram. Color saturation on a display device is controlled by the Color control. Apparent saturation of colors in a picture can be effected by the luminance value of the signal. Color saturation is measured on a vectorscope by the distance away from the center of the scope display.
Saturation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Saturation, saturated, unsaturation or unsaturated may refer to:
Chemistry
  • Saturation (chemistry)
  • Saturated and unsaturated compounds
  • Non-susceptibility of an organometallic compound to oxidative addition
  • Saturation of protein binding sites

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Saturation Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Scuba Diving
the degree to which a gas is dissolved in the blood or tissues; full saturation occurs when the pressure of gas dissolved in the blood or tissues is the same as the ambient (surrounding) pressure of that gas.
Saturation Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
The condition of a liquid when it has taken into solution the maximum possible quantity of a given substance at a given temperature and pressure.
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The condition of a liquid when it has taken into solution the maximum possible quantity of a given substance.
Saturation Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
Overload of a magnetic tape. The saturation point is the point at which an increase in magnetizing force does not cause a corresponding increase in magnetization of the tape oxide particles.
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film and video
The strength or amount of a certain color present in a television picture; saturation is expressed as the purity of the color. Scene Illumination
The intensity of the color is called saturation. It is the distance away from the "black body curve" on the CIE diagram. Color saturation on a display device is controlled by the Color control. Apparent saturation of colors in a picture can be effected by the luminance value of the signal. Color saturation is measured on a vectorscope by the distance away from the center of the scope display.
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