Dictionary > Saturation

Saturation

saturation
1. The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation.
2. (Science: chemistry) The act, process, or result of saturating a substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent.
3. (Science: optics) freedom from mixture or dilution with white; purity; said of colours.
The degree of saturation of a colour is its relative purity, or freedom from admixture with white.
Origin: L. Saturatio: cf. F. Saturation.


You will also like...

Golgi apparatus (3-D illustration)
Role of Golgi Apparatus & Endoplasmic Reticulum in Protein Synthesis

The endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus are the organelles involved in the translation step of protein synthesis a..

Community Patterns

Learn about community patterns and the ecological factors influencing these patterns. Revisit some of the ecosystems you..

Hormone Production
Hormone Production

Hormones are chemical messengers produced by specialized glands and they were produced by switching on the genes designe..

Kidneys
Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

The kidneys are responsible for the regulation of water and inorganic ions. Read this tutorial to learn about the differ..

Transpiration
Water in Plants

The movement of molecules (specifically, water and solutes) is vital to the understanding of plant processes. This tuto..

Cells in different stages of meiosis
Meiosis – The Genetics of Reproduction

Meiosis is a form of cell division that creates gametes. It is comprised of two divisions that in the end, the resulting..