gaseous state


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gaseous state the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
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In literature:

It immediately returns to the gaseous state with effervescence on removing the pressure.
"American Handbook of the Daguerrotype" by Samuel D. Humphrey
On earth the state of a substance, whether solid, liquid, or gaseous, depends simply upon those two conditions.
"A Journey in Other Worlds" by John Jacob Astor
Here it returns to its gaseous, one had almost written sagacious, state and climbs to work afresh.
"Actions and Reactions" by Rudyard Kipling
This conversion disengages as much heat as the passage from the liquid to the gaseous state had absorbed.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 430, March 29, 1884" by Various
Vapor is but water in a gaseous state.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
What kept the almost infinitely rare metallic gases in the gaseous state all this time?
"Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences Vol 2 (of 2)" by James Marchant
Solid, liquid, gaseous, are three interchangeable states of matter, and an element does not alter its constitution by changing its state.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
It was gaseous and resembled that dug in the United States.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843" by Various
When alive, is it in the gaseous or fluid state?
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
We are acquainted with it only in its gaseous state, as we are with oxygen and nitrogen.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet

In science:

Basic scaling laws are used to compare the relative capabilities of gaseous and solid-state tracking.
General Thoughts about Tracking for a Linear Collider Detector
In this regard one should recall that the gaseous phase corresponds to a metastable solution of the many-body problem, the true equilibrium state corresponding in general to a solidphase configuration where the microscopic details of the interactions are important.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Buckingham, “The classical equation of state of gaseous helium, neon and argon,” Proc. R.
What constitutes a simple liquid?
Currently this system necessitates that the xenon be purified in a gaseous state, requiring the circulation system to evaporate and condense the xenon.
The LUX Prototype Detector: Heat Exchanger Development
For our initial condition, we employ a live dark matter (DM) halo of collisionless particles together with a gaseous halo of SPH particles, with each component relaxed for many dynamical times with an adiabatic equation of state (EQS) in order to remove Poisson noise.
Thermal instabilities in cooling galactic coronae: fuelling star formation in galactic discs