• WordNet 3.6
    • adj gaseous existing as or having characteristics of a gas "steam is water is the gaseous state"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gaseous In the form, or of the nature, of gas, or of an aëriform fluid.
    • Gaseous Lacking substance or solidity; tenuous. "Unconnected, gaseous information."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gaseous In the form of gas or an aëriform fluid; of the nature of gas.
    • gaseous Figuratively, wanting substance or solidity; flimsy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Gas. Cf. F. gazeux,


In literature:

He was the discoverer of nitrogen and several gaseous bodies.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
It seems strange, indeed, that any gaseous mass should move at such a speed!
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
Occupying so much bulk it could not have been solid, nor yet liquid, but it might have been gaseous.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
Its spectrum is gaseous.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
It still remained gaseous, but at last it got to an immense temperature, and is the sun as we know it.
"The Children's Book of Stars" by G.E. Mitton
It has commenced its inward journey and soon will have fallen into the gaseous envelope of the mother body.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
Here it returns to its gaseous, one had almost written sagacious, state and climbs to work afresh.
"With The Night Mail" by Rudyard Kipling
The atmosphere felt oppressively close, and was tainted with gaseous odours, which had been tormented forth by the processes of science.
"Masterpieces of Mystery" by Various
Our once beautiful, solid, warm, living earth now whirls on through space, a swollen, gaseous globe, utterly dead.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
Prof. Andrews has shown that for each kind of gaseous matter there is a temperature above which no amount of pressure can cause liquefaction.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
Some were solids, some liquids and a few gaseous at normal temperatures.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
From the stern of the ship gaseous vapor belched downward to spread upon the surface of the water.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
All organic parts in turn become volatile, assuming a gaseous form as they decompose.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
He denied that gaseous atoms could have parts, although compound gases could.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Human beings, I find, have their solid, liquid and gaseous states.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
When the temperature is raised, dry ice passes directly from the solid to the gaseous state.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The main conclusion to which the preceding facts and considerations point is that the matter of a comet is partly solid and partly gaseous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
It also absorbs gaseous hydrochloric acid.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
Disinfectants are divided into two classes: (1) solid materials used in suspension, or in watery solutions; (2) gaseous substances.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
Faces of thin shadow, faces of gaseous tenuity.
"International Short Stories" by Various

In poetry:

When first we screeched in the sudden blaze
Of the daylight's blinding and blasting rays,
And gulped at the gaseous, groggy air,
This old, old friend stood waiting there.
"Our Oldest Friend" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Followers of Waxing Gaseously may remember "Lost Treasure," an installment which lamented the insidious path from beginner joy to veteran surfer grumpiness.
Gaseous oxygen measurement with amperometric sensors is the most direct and easiest solution for oxidation and explosion protection.
Every increase in gasoline prices gets a rise out of gaseous American politicians seeking to fuel voter anger in their drive for power.
Gaseous -fueled generator sets.
MTU Onsite Energy introduced seven gaseous -fueled generator sets in power nodes from 130 kW to 400 kW.
It addresses the issue of proper humidification and temperature control of the fuel cell gaseous reactants to achieve optimal fuel cell performance.
With results that seem more like fantasy than science, experiments simulating the heat and pressures within the gaseous outer planets suggest they may be diamond factories.
A device based on selective real-time detection of gaseous nerve agent stimulants using multi-wavelength photoacoustics could look like this, in which multiple lasers are now used.
Has this been the windiest spring on record or are we just experiencing the gaseous output from the primary politicians.
Users of a gaseous fuel are naturally interested in its heating value.
Scientists have found a single catalyst for artificial photosynthesis that could create storable solar energy in a liquid or gaseous form for use in transportation or electric power generation.
New Test Methods for Measurement of Volatile Silicon-Containing Compounds in Gaseous Samples using Sample Preconcentration and Gas Chromatography with Spectroscopic Detection .
In this digital illustration released on September 15, 2011 by NASA, the newly-discovered gaseous planet Kepler-16b orbits it's two stars.
Advanced mixing technology and the latest tehcnological innovations deliver the absolute minimum gaseous emissions available today.
Lepp's four-image panorama of an Oregon night sky (see below) reveals the Milky Way and its gaseous clouds, grounded by a mountainous landscape.

In science:

In §2 we compute the accretion luminosity for a NS moving through a gaseous medium.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
It thus seems that the central region of NGC 4150 was the scene of a recent gaseous accretion event followed by a burst of star formation.
Probing the stellar populations of early-type galaxies: the SAURON survey
Although the junction conditions do not require the vanishing of the density at the boundary, this is true for gaseous spheres. A model with such type of density was proposed both in the uncharged and the charged case [26,27].
Static charged perfect fluid spheres in general relativity
The surface density remains under Kennicutt’s star formation threshold for a gaseous disk and no stars are expected to form, as required by observations.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
In an unpublished manuscript, Quillen (1998) estimates the non-circular motions due to the gaseous bar at 2 km s−1 at most, much smaller than the observed H I velocity dispersion.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Bekki & Freeman (2002) recently published a study of gaseous disks immersed in rotating triaxial halos modeled roughly on the situation in NGC 2915.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Eq. (29) (i.e. about ten times more massive than the observed gaseous disk).
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Passaleva et al., Proceedings of the “International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors”, DESY, October 2001; physics/0302029.
New results from an extensive aging test on bakelite Resistive Plate Chambers
High efficiency up to 20 or 30 keV can be achieved by gaseous or solid state detectors as described in the next section.
Relativistic Astrophysics Explorer
This arc also appears to be principally a gaseous feature, with no evidence of associated stars.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
We have not been able to resolve the physical origin of the arc morphology—the most plausible alternatives are that it is either a gaseous tidal tail or a shock front due to the passage of the radio jet.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
One of the oldest problem in galactic dynamics is the determination of the mass distribution in the stellar and gaseous disk from observed velocities.
Rotation curves of galactic disks for arbitrary surface density profiles: a simple and efficient recipe
They hypothesized the characteristics of Jovian live organisms — in the form of sinkers and floaters, understandable in a gaseous environment — departing from chemical composition, temperature, density, pressure and other known features of the planet atmosphere.
The Aleph Cosmological Principle
The sharp transition from an emission peak near 20 km s−1 in aperture 5 on arc 2 to the blue-shifted emission across arc 1 at ≈4 km s−1 , suggests that this is resonant scattering in kinematically and spatially separate gaseous filaments or gas flows moving very differently from the reflecting dust.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
Development of an advanced Compton camera with gaseous TPC and scintillator A.
Development of an advanced Compton camera with gaseous TPC and scintillator