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Notebook, 1993-

ELEMENTS

Saturation

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Maximum . . . . Full, Thoroughly wet, Unable to Absorb or Dissolve more . . . . Sateity, Surfeit, Maximum Impregnation, Complete Infiltratin, Permeation . . . .

High Saturation: Pure color [not diluted with white]


R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Saturate vt [L saturatus, pp. of saturare, fr. satur well-fed -more at Sataire] [15c] 1: full of moisture; made thoroughly wet 2a: being a solution that is unable to absorb or dissolve any more of a solute at a given temperature and pressure b: being an organic compound having no double or triple bonds between carbon atoms 3 of a color: having high saturation: Pure

Saturation n [ca. 1554] 1a: the act of saturating: the state of being saturated b: Satiety, Surfeit 2: conversion of an unsaturated to a saturated chemical compound [as by hydrogenation] 3: a state of maximum impregnation: as a: complete infiltration: Permeation b: the presence in air of the most water possible under existent pressure and temperature c: magnetization to the point beyond which a futher increase in the intensity of the magnetizing force will produce no further magnetization 4a: 4a: chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white b [1]: degree of difference from the gray having the same lightness -used of an object color [2]: degree of difference from the achromatic light-source color of the same brightness -used of a light-source color 5: the supplying of a market with as much of a product as it will absorb 6: an overwhelming concentratoin of military forces or firepower

Hue 2c: the attribute of colors that permits them to be classed as red, yellow, green, blue, or an intermediate between any contiquous pair of these colors

Lightness 2: the attribute of object colors by which the object appears to reflect or transmit more or less of the incident light [Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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