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rheology (rēŏl´əjē), branch of physics dealing with the deformation and flow of matter. It is particularly concerned with the properties of matter that determine its behavior when a mechanical force is exerted on it. Rheology is distinguished from fluid dynamics (see fluid mechanics) in that it is concerned with all three of the traditional states of matter rather than only with liquids and gases. Unlike polymer physics it is concerned with macroscopic properties and behavior and not with molecular structure. The results of rheology provide a mathematical description of the viscoelastic behavior of matter (see elasticity; viscosity). Applications of rheology are important in many areas of industry, involving metals, plastics, and many other materials.

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rhe·ol·o·gy / rēˈäləjē/ • n. the branch of physics that deals with the deformation and flow of matter, esp. the non-Newtonian flow of liquids and the plastic flow of solids. DERIVATIVES: rhe·o·log·i·cal / ˌrēəˈläjikəl/ adj. rhe·ol·o·gist / -jist/ n.

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rheology Study of deformation and flow of materials; in food technology it involves plasticity of fats, doughs, milk curd, etc. It provides a scientific basis for subjective measurements such as mouth feel, spreadability, pourability.

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rheology (adj. rheological)
1. Study of deformation and flow in materials, including their elasticity, viscosity, and plasticity.

2. In geology, the study of flow in water, ice, magma, and during rock deformation.

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rheology The study of deformation and flow in materials (e.g. ice and water), including their elasticity, viscosity, and plasticity.

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