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Dictionary entry overview: What does surface tension mean?
• SURFACE TENSION (noun)
The noun SURFACE TENSION has 1 sense:
1. a phenomenon at the surface of a liquid caused by intermolecular forces
Familiarity information: SURFACE TENSION used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A phenomenon at the surface of a liquid caused by intermolecular forces
Nouns denoting natural phenomena
Hypernyms ("surface tension" is a kind of...):
physical phenomenon (a natural phenomenon involving the physics of matter and energy)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "surface tension"):
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